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On the Day America Gives Thanks, Isn't It Time We Gave Thanks to Our Thanksgiving Workers?

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 01.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Immigrant farm, food and commercial workers gathered in Lafayette Square across from the White House the week before Thanksgiving Day to remind their fellow Americans of the flesh-and-blood human beings who are behind the great bounty of food all of us share on this celebrated holiday.

President Obama Should Go Big on Immigration Reform

Joe Hansen | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Joe Hansen

The unfolding humanitarian crisis on the border further highlights the urgent need to fix our broken immigration system and create a clear and fair path to citizenship. Yet some Congressional Republicans are using the plight of immigrant families to call for even stricter enforcement policies. It's shameful.

Lacking Paid Sick Leave, Thousands Of Grocery Employees Work Ill

Capital and Main | Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

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Dave Jamieson

How Obama's Evolved On Walmart | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was a time when President Barack Obama refused to shop at Walmart. Evidently, he's evolved. The president appear at a North...

Dave Jamieson

How Gap's Minimum Wage Move Is Already Paying Off | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

Gap Inc. CEO Glenn Murphy shook up the retail world this week by announcing that the retailer would voluntarily raise its corporate-wide minimum wage ...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Accuse Walmart Of Breaking Labor Law | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- After failing to reach an agreement that would avoid litigation, the federal labor board issued a complaint against Walmart on Wednesday...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Broke Labor Law, Feds Charge | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that enforces labor law said Monday it has decided to pursue charges against Walmart for threatening and punishing wo...

Will Republicans Listen to Paul Broun or Paul Ryan?

Joe Hansen | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Joe Hansen

We want to give aspiring citizens an opportunity to achieve the American Dream. We want an immigration policy that reflects our values. Speaker Boehner, we want a vote. Listen to your friend Paul Ryan. Listen to reason.

Labor's Love Lost Over Obamacare?

Steve Early | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Steve Early

Just months before key ACA provisions go into effect, Obamacare is backfiring in multiple ways on a labor movement already battered and bruised. Contrary to repeated White House assurances, many unionized workers now face more, rather than fewer, health plan problems and costs.

Dave Jamieson

Big Shakeup In Organized Labor | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Food and Commercial Workers, one of the largest private-sector unions in the country, re-affiliated with the AFL-CIO labor fe...

Dave Jamieson

Major Union To Rejoin Forces With Largest Labor Federation | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After leaving the nation's largest labor federation eight years ago, the United Food and Commercial Workers union is looking to rejoin t...

What I Learned on the Bus to Bentonville

Al Norman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Al Norman

Thirty-six years after Wal-Mart was founded, an organized group finally went into Mr. Sam's neighborhood to make it clear that the will of the people was to drive Wal-Mart out of hometown America. That's what brought us to Bentonville.

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Worker Strikes, Is Fired 6 Months Later | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Business

On the day before Thanksgiving last year, Vanessa Ferreira went on strike at her Walmart store in St. Cloud, Fla. As HuffPost reported at the time, sh...

Alice Hines

Black Friday Strikers To Walmart: It's On! | Alice Hines | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business

DALLAS -- On Thanksgiving afternoon, as freshly stuffed Americans prepared for the shopping bacchanal known as Black Friday, hundreds of Walmart worke...

Dave Jamieson

One Courageous Walmart Worker's Strike Story | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.22.2012 | Business

There was an employee walkout at a Walmart Supercenter in St. Cloud, Fla., on Wednesday morning, but even if you were shopping there when it happened ...

Home for the Holidays? Not for Walmart Workers

Joe Hansen | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Joe Hansen

Wanted: Store Associates who will work for low pay, poor working conditions, erratic schedules -- including working on Thanksgiving Day -- and not enough hours to qualify for health care.

Stand With Striking Walmart Workers on Black Friday (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business
Dennis Trainor

The Walmart strike, which originated in Los Angeles, has spread to 12 cities and counting. A series of strikes will occur next week that has the poten...

Walmart Launches Offensive On Black Friday Strikes

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

By Jessica Wohl Nov 16 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is taking its first legal step to stop months of protests and rallies outside ...

Alice Hines

Walmart Strikers Promise Huge Black Friday Showdown With 1,000 Protests | Alice Hines | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

An organization of Walmart workers is planning a series of strikes next week that they hope will paralyze the world's largest retailer on the biggest ...

A Clear Choice for Workers

Joe Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Hansen

One candidate -- President Obama -- supports workers' rights and is committed to protecting them. The other -- Mitt Romney -- is out to destroy them. That's what at stake in this election.

Dave Jamieson

Strikes Mark New Chapter For Walmart | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

When a strike among Walmart store employees spread to twelves cities last week, a spokesman for the largest private-sector employer in the world made ...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Refs Return While Other Lockouts Grind On | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

Each week in Muscatine, Iowa, Tony Newton and his friends watch the trucks haul grain out of the local corn-processing plant, trying to gauge producti...

Dave Jamieson

At DNC, Workers Decry Southern Hostility To Unions | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Unionized workers and progressive activists from North Carolina and beyond gathered at a Baptist church here Monday afternoon, usin...

Dave Jamieson

Union Puts Bullseye Back On Target | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

Late last week, an administrative law judge in New York ruled that big-box retailer Target had violated labor law in the runup to a union election at ...

Big Poultry's Dangerous Push for Faster Line Speeds

Joe Hansen | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Joe Hansen

The only thing worse than a chicken with its head cut off is one with its head in the sand. That was my initial reaction after reading Administrator Alfred Almanza's piece defending Big Poultry's push to dramatically increase line speed in our nation's plants.