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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 ...

Non-Tenure-Track Professors At Duke Move To Hold A Union Election

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Duke University’s non-tenure-track faculty filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Thursday to hold a union election, as they attem...

Meet The Former Teamster Hired To Keep Guitar Center Employees From Unionizing

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business

Last year, Vanessa Pettit and many of her colleagues at the Guitar Center store in Independence, Missouri, declared their intention to unionize. The w...

The Shadows of the Confederacy

John R. Burbank | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
John R. Burbank

Taking down the confederate flag is a constructive and symbolic financial decision for most corporations. Actually ceding power and income to workers, to pay taxes for education for all, to negotiate with workers as equal partners, those acts will be much harder to achieve.

The Time to Act Is Now

Nora T. Akins | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The National Labor Relations Board (Board, NLRB) removed unnecessary barriers and reduced unnecessary delays according to their final rule on the union election process. This ruling has been referred to as "quickie or ambush elections."

Supreme Court Withdraws Review of Union Organizing Campaign Employer-Union Aid Agreement

Brad Reid | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

When the Supreme Court decides that a petition was "improvidently granted," it does not explain its reasoning.

Dave Jamieson

Adjunct Professor's Sad Death Mobilizes Union Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.09.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- After the story of a former Duquesne University teacher who died in poverty went viral, adjunct professors and activists are petitionin...

Social Security Isn't Dead

Harlan Green | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Social Security isn't dead, or even dying in spite of the prediction by the Social Security Trustees that it will no longer be able to pay full benefi...

Republican Platform: Reversing Robin Hood

Harlan Green | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

It is unbelievable, but true: the Republican platform no longer even tries to hide what they want to do -- make the poor and middle classes even poorer by shrinking the social safety net.

When Journalists Are Protected From Online Muzzling

Edward Wasserman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Surprisingly, punishing journalists for infelicitous Twitter or Facebook postings has drawn little protest. Aren't journalists presumed to have a special claim to expressive freedom, not just a basic human right but a professional responsibility?

For Cesar Chavez Day, Can Pomona College Give Peace a Chance? Si, Se puede!

María Elena Durazo | Posted 05.31.2012 | Latino Voices
María Elena Durazo

The fight for a union at Pomona's dining hall continues, and unfortunately, so does the Pomona Administration's opposition.

As President Lech Walesa Said to President Lula Da Silva

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Observing our small bore politicians bickering while America risks fiscal and moral collapse from the vantage point of a ceremony in Gdansk, Poland --...

Class Warfare and Korea "Free Trade": An Open Letter to UAW, My Union

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

So-called "free trade" is part of the relentless class warfare under way in America. And the so-called "free trade" deal with South Korea is no except...

Too Big Not to Organize: SEIU-International Coalition Try to Unionize the Banks

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

Why would SEIU, which has risen to prominence during the last 25 years in part by organizing janitors, be interested in organizing bank workers?

University of Illinois Is in the Black, While Faculty and Students See Red

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lennard Davis

When a financial crisis arises, real or not, the administration tends to balance the budget by cutting salaries or new hires and raising student tuition.

Broadening the Campaign for the Employee Free Choice Act

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

The campaign to pass the Employee Free Choice Act continues to broaden.

The Heritage Foundation Spreads Lies on YouTube About the Employee Free Choice Act

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The right to organize independent labor unions and to collectively bargain is what built the American middle class. The Heritage Foundation would like to take away that right.

Employee Free Choice Act Could Be Biggest Reform Since New Deal

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Weisbrot

One of the most important problems that our economy has faced for the last 30 years has been stagnating real wages.

Labor's Election Ground War -- And How The Media Is Missing It

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Karen Ackerman believes the election will very close and the AFL-CIO is launching the "broadest, biggest efforts in its history" -- 250,000 volunteers in 24 priority states will be deployed.