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Univision Lays Off Over 200 Workers In Post-Election Shake-Up

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics

Univision Communications, the parent company of several major TV channels and news sites, is laying off between 200 and 250 workers as part of a compa...

Fusion Staff Votes Overwhelmingly To Unionize

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics

The editorial staff of Fusion voted to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, the union announced Friday. More than 90 percent of the 70 el...

Fusion Will Hold Union Election After Lengthy Fight

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics

Fusion editorial staff will soon vote in an online election to decide whether to join a union, the company and union organizers announced Friday. The ...

Fusion Staff Pushes Back Against Management Opposition To Union Drive

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics

The leaders of a unionization effort at the news outlet Fusion are rallying colleagues behind union membership in response to opposition from the comp...

Fusion Staff Is On The Brink Of Unionizing

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics

Fusion, Univision’s news outlet aimed at millennials, is poised to become the latest digital newsroom to unionize, continuing a wave that has swept ...

A Glimmer of Hope in the LA Theater Wars

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

It's been a rough couple of years both for the Los Angeles theater community and for Actors Equity, the union that represents 7,000 theater actors in ...

European Ruling Highlights Apple's Corrupted Business Model

William Lazonick | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
William Lazonick

There is much for U.S. authorities to learn from the European example of forcing corporations to pay their fair share of taxes, but more far-reaching oversight of executives' allocation of resources is also required.

UnReal Actor Genry White and Chef Bruce Kalman

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

I often bring together celebs who don't know each other; but, it is rare that they get on as well as young actor, Gentry White, (Lifetime's UnReal and AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies) and James Beard nominated Chef Bruce Kalman of Union in Pasadena and Knead Pasta Co. in L.A.'s Grand Central Market.

Why I Am Voting 'No' On The CUNY-PSC Proposed Contract

Rita C. Tobin | Posted 07.19.2016 | College
Rita C. Tobin

One morning in September 1974, having just earned my M.A. in English and begun my long trek to a Ph.D., I borrowed my sister's car and drove to Lehman College in the Bronx, where I had just been hired to teach freshman composition.

Workers Supporting Trump Is Like Chickens Supporting Colonel Sanders

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

It's about more than just a list of issues. Trump preys on working-class Americans' anxieties about their stagnant wages and crumbling dreams and turns those anxieties into hatred of immigrants.

Friday Talking Points -- Paul Ryan, Democrat?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? We know the Washington Post just made a typo, but still, it's fun to think about, right?

Verizon And Unions Reach 'Tentative Agreement' To End Strike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Friday that telecom giant Verizon and two unions representing its workers reached a tentative agreement that will end a...

CEOs Now Make 335 Times More Than Average Worker: Study

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business

BOSTON (Reuters) - Chief executive officers of S&P 500 companies on average made 335 times more money than the average rank-and-file worker last year,...

Women Leaders Turning Passion Into Action

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Go forth and speak out about your work here today - you never know whose dream you may be carrying. Let's make sure that this union, this movement, and the leaders we elect are truly representative of our people. And we will carry their dreams together.

GOP: It's OK for Corporations to Kill Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

If the argument is that workers' lives and lungs must be sacrificed to ensure that foundries and fracking operations and construction companies can make bigger profits, then the GOP will take the side of CEOs who value workers as trivial.

The States With The Strongest Unions

24/7 Wall St. | Jenny Che | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business

The strength of organized labor in the United States depends largely on political and economic forces. Because these factors differ across the country...

Hillary Clinton's Confusing And Conflicted Stance On The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Are you still trying to figure out where Hillary Clinton stands on a $15 minimum wage? Don't feel bad. Apparently, her campaign is still...

Pensions: For CEOs Only

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Over the past three decades, corporations virtually eliminated secure pensions, forced workers into risky, self-pay plans and handed hundreds of millions in tax-free retirement benefits to the top dogs. Pensions aren't dead; they're just exclusive now.

Public-Sector Unions Dodge A Bullet At The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

Labor unions can breathe a sigh of relief. On Tuesday, an equally divided Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's ruling in a case that posed an existe...

Italian Unions Lambast New Museum Boss For Working Too Hard

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 03.05.2016 | World

ROME, March 5 (Reuters) - Italian unions have lambasted the new museum chief of the world-famous Royal Palace of Caserta for working too hard, prompti...

Big Win For Bernie: AFL-CIO Holds Off On Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

The biggest prize in labor endorsements won't be doled out next week as many people expected, according to an email from the president of the AFL-CIO ...

New Hampshire Roils the Waters

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, New Hampshire shook up the presidential race and roiled what were already less-than-calm waters, in both the Democratic Party and the GOP. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton looks a lot weaker than she did a few weeks ago.

Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Public Sector Unions

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Monday a conservative legal challenge targeting public sector unions when the j...

McDonald's Business Model Goes On Trial

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

The sight of McDonald's workers walking off the job in protest has been a public-relations nightmare for the company during the past three years. Now ...

Coal Miner's Union Wins Big Victory For Retired Members

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business

There's some good news and some bad news this week for coal miners who retired from the ill-fated Patriot Coal company. The world's largest private co...