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XPO Sets Stage for Huge Money Grab for CEO Bradley Jacobs, While Workers Suffer

James P. Hoffa | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

XPO Logistics' CEO Bradley Jacobs is poised to reap a potential $110 million money grab while the company's employees have to deal with lousy health i...

Your Political Mess Is NOT A Circus

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Johnathan Lee Iverson

I have no idea when, where or how it began. If it's not the ridiculous clown sightings, it's the mayhem of political campaigns, their candidates and ...

Nationwide "Rock Against the TPP" Celebrity Concert Tour

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Despite resistance from within the Democratic party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries which would cover 40 percent of the world's trade.

Three Priorities Successful Organizations Employ To Ensure Veterans' Success

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Nathan, an Army Sergeant with a Middle East combat tour under his belt, walked straight from his Army position into a freight transport career that pr...

Watch What Happens When You Try To Unionize Some Truck Drivers In The South

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics

Workers in the state of Georgia are less likely to be union members than workers in almost any other state. After watching an encounter between three ...

Workplace Safety Is Still an Elusive Goal for Many on the Job

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Today is Workers' Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters in the labor movement all across the globe. But while technological advancements should be making the workplace safer, deaths and injuries on the job are still a major concern.

Will Uber's New 'Drivers Association' Have Any Real Power?

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business

Last week, ride-sharing pioneer Uber announced it was settling a pair of major class-action lawsuits brought by Uber drivers in California and Massach...

DOL Rule Change Sheds Light on Anti-Union Tactics

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

It is clear to most people that corporations hold numerous advantages over everyday Americans when it comes to power in the workplace. But thankfully, the Obama administration just took a step to close a loophole that will shine a spotlight on those engaging in anti-union activities.

Nation's Water Crisis Extends Beyond Flint

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Other communities nationwide could face a similar public health emergency if elected officials don't act to beef up U.S. water infrastructure. In recent years there have been reports of high levels of lead in the water supply in Washington, D.C. and Providence, R.I., among other places.

Prepping Vets for Jobs -- Before They Leave the Military

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

It's time to break down the myth that service members who get out of the military will find employment right away. That's simply not realistic -- and those who have been laid off, out of work or watching a recent college graduate look for a job will recognize this.

Everyone Who Wants Film Production to Return to Hollywood Say 'Aye'

Dick Guttman | Posted 02.05.2017 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

That loud chorus of 'ayes" you just heard came from the leaders of six of the most powerful organizations in what used to be known as the Film Capital...

A Good Neighbor

Eric Trules | Posted 01.24.2017 | Los Angeles
Eric Trules

Some people say, "Good fences make good neighbors." I like to say, "you're lucky if you find a good neighbor. Especially a good next door neighbor. Es...

21 Organizations Fighting for Labor Rights in the Food System

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

From farmworkers to restaurant servers, the food system employs millions of laborers around the world to pick, package, transport, deliver, and cook our food every day. Of the 3 billion workers in the world's labor force, about 40 percent are employed in agriculture alone, according to the International Labor Organization of the United Nations (ILO).

Safety Can't Be Compromised as Part of Transportation Funding Bill

James P. Hoffa | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

There are 61,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. today and 28 percent of urban roads are in substandard condition. Quite simply, the nation's transportation infrastructure is in crisis. Congress has the ability to change it. But it must put forward a bill that takes both funding and safety seriously.

Despite Deal, Resistance to TPP Grows in All Corners

James P. Hoffa | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Protesters warned about the problems the Pacific Rim trade deal could bring to people around the world. Whether it's jobs being shipped overseas and wages being driven down in the U.S., medicine prices going through the roof, more pollution or unsafe food and products heading to our shores as a result of this bad trade deal, that wasn't enough to sway TPP negotiators.

Retirees, Workers Deserve to Receive Their Pensions

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

The golden years of everyday Americans who worked hard for decades to put away money for retirement are increasingly being jeopardized by the nation's pension system. But the Teamsters and a top presidential contender are working hard to change it.

Vocational Training Makes for Better Paid, Better Prepared Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

A college degree is not the answer for all people. There is a need to boost vocational training for the U.S. population at large. Better worker training means better services and safety for all Americans. Labor unions like the Teamsters make it happen every day.

Disgraced United CEO Jeff Smisek Is the Reason for Income Inequality

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Smisek's failed leadership at United Airlines illustrates exactly how this CEO self-dealing scheme works to the advantage of wealthy executives and shareholders while damaging workers, communities, customers and corporations.

The Labor Ruling McDonald's Has Been Dreading Just Became A Reality

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- McDonald's, Burger King and every other company that relies on a franchise business model just suffered the legal setback they've been f...

A Failure of Capitalism: Trump, Trucks and Voter Rage

Hal Donahue | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Hal Donahue

Trump taps into the righteous anger of an electorate while misdirecting those voters to scapegoat our struggling veterans, military, federal workers, retired people, sick and challenged under the clever and nondescript term -- dependent class. The American worker does not deserve to be squeezed by its own government. If politicians like Senator Casey and Hillary Clinton cannot get their message across, extremists, like Trump, win.

A Blueprint for Getting America Back on Track

James P. Hoffa | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Given the economy's size and complexity, our problems cannot be solved by tinkering around the edges. Instead, a total revamp is necessary, one that both grows the middle class while reining in the runaway excess of the business class.

Walmart at the Crossroads: Live Better, Do Better for All of Us

Joann Lo | Posted 06.05.2016 | Business
Joann Lo

It is time for Walmart to take a leadership role, not just in size and revenue, but in social responsibility. And Walmart can actually take action today. Walmart's actions, both good and bad, will strongly influence its suppliers and competition.

Latest Trade Push Is A War On Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

President Obama recently downplayed the impact of unfair trade on the U.S. workforce, arguing that many manufacturing jobs are low-paying. But I disagree. This nation's manufacturing base provides a pathway to prosperity for many Americans -- and this administration cannot shut the door on their future.

Congress Is Facing Its Last Call to Stand Up for Fair Trade

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

When we have complicated trade agreements that could put thousands of U.S. workers on the unemployment line and hamper this nation's economy, shouldn't our elected officials have a chance to review and make changes to them? After all, lawmakers have certainly spent significant time considering more frivolous matters in recent years.

TPP Investor Language Will Leave Taxpayers on the Hook

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Based on one TPP chapter alone, the average worker is going to get screwed. The provisions will give corporations the ability to do an end-around on U.S. laws they don't like. How is that fair? What about the rights of the American people? What about democracy?