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There's A Boycott Going On At Donald Trump's Fancy New Hotel

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics

The entrance to Donald Trump’s fancy new D.C. hotel was jam-packed on Thursday. Only the crowds weren’t clamoring for the hotel’s $18,000-a-nigh...

A Major Union Just Launched A Boycott Against Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

The union that recently organized workers at Donald Trump’s Las Vegas hotel announced Tuesday that it was launching a formal boycott of the Republic...

A Thousand Workers At The Trump Taj Mahal Are Still On Strike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Rajeshra Patel used to clean 14 rooms per day in her job here as a housekeeper at the Trump Taj Mahal. A couple of years ago, t...

Trump Is Battling Housekeepers In Las Vegas, And So Far He's Losing. Sad!

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump and his business partners have lost the latest round of their Las Vegas labor fight. For months, the owners of the Trump International Ho...

Trump, Accused Of Union Busting, Is Losing A Vegas Labor Dispute

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump has dealt with labor unions throughout his long and lucrative career in real estate. Though it's nothing most candidates would brag about...

Workers At Donald Trump's Las Vegas Hotel Vote To Unionize

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business

After two days of voting, a majority of employees at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas have chosen to unionize. The workers would be represe...

What Obama's economists get wrong about the Cadillac Tax (and why it's pissing us off)

D. Taylor | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
D. Taylor

Our union represents more than a quarter million hotel, food service and gaming industry workers who make at most $50,000 per year in wages and benefits. The majority of UNITE HERE's members are women and immigrants. Most drive modest family cars--not Cadillacs--if they have a car at all.

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).

Putting the "Affordable" Back Into the Affordable Care Act

D. Taylor | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
D. Taylor

As part of a pledge to protect the middle class, Hillary Clinton is taking a second look at aspects of the ACA that hurt working men and women. That's good news, and the only responsible position for politicians interested in providing more and better healthcare at lower cost.

Remembering Harvey Milk and His Fight to End Job Discrimination

Cleve Jones | Posted 05.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Cleve Jones

This week we celebrate Harvey Milk's 85th birthday and honor his role as one of the pioneers of the LGBT community, even as we await a decision on marriage equality from the Supreme Court of the United States.

Gary Snyder | Posted 03.15.2015 | Media
Gary Snyder


Calling All Democrats: We Need a New Brand of Courage

D. Taylor | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
D. Taylor

The President's decision to grant relief to millions of immigrants in this country, despite Republican threats, shows our members that their voices -- their families -- matter. Millions of lives will change from this one brave act, and it's the kind of courage that will inspire our members to vote again.

"Do-Nothing" Congress Getting Ready to "Do-Something" for Big Insurance

D. Taylor | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

There are problems with Obamacare that need to be fixed. But, Congress won't do anything along those lines -- unless major insurance companies flex their muscle.

Let's Actually Have That Honest Conversation About Fixing Obamacare

D. Taylor | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

The Affordable Care Act has already helped millions of Americans gain health insurance -- a big step forward. The debate over the ACA has been one of the most contentious we've ever seen. Fortunately, efforts to repeal it have been thwarted. Now's the time to have a conversation about making it work for every American.

On Labor Day, Let's Celebrate Farm and Food System Workers

Joann Lo | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green
Joann Lo

Farmers' markets have had an explosive growth, countless schools now have vegetable gardens, and we are paying more attention to the link between our diets and our health. Yet, most food labor issues still remain under the radar.

Dave Jamieson

Rhode Island Democrats Try To Ban Local Minimum Wages | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

State Democrats in Rhode Island have apparently taken a page from the Republican playbook, moving to preemptively block cities and counties from estab...

Can We Ever Have an Honest Conversation About Fixing Obamacare?

D. Taylor | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

A promise was made and a promise has been broken. And it has been broken to the very people Obamacare should be helping. The people that asked for our help to support them and their cause now need to fix the devastating consequences of their actions. It is quite simple.

Still Needed: Obamacare Fix for 20 Million Working People

D. Taylor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

This week we witnessed another administrative change to the ACA. The new ruling does nothing to address the problems Obamacare creates for people in non-profit self-funded plans, like the millions currently covered under Taft-Hartley coverage.

These Are Issues Unions Have Raised About Obamacare

D. Taylor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

Instead of working with us, the White House has tried to obfuscate the issue of the regulatory hurdles to Taft-Hartleys participating on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges by introducing an absurd and factually false claim that co-ops are somehow the same as Taft-Hartleys.

Dave Jamieson

You Might Think Airport Jobs Aren't So Bad. Think Again | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

BALTIMORE -- Yaseen Abdul-Malik has spent the last seven years working at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. His friends and family often rem...

GOPers Know Best - NOT

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the radio version of Father Knows Best, the patriarch was an arrogant potentate. He would say, for example, "What a bunch of stupid children I have!" That is how Republicans have always regarded workers. Now they've revealed they feel the same way about CEOs.

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

Unions Blast White House Over Obamacare | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Signaling a growing rift between some unions and the White House over the Affordable Care Act, the Nevada State AFL-CIO passed a stingin...

Take Me Out to the Ball Game -- But Pay Me a Living Wage

Michael Winship | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

I know of some baseball employees who can relate to that kind of bargain basement salary, and they're in San Francisco, too. Their situation is yet another flagrant example of the vast and widening gap created by income inequality in America.

Why UNITE HERE Is Opposing Penny Pritzker's Nomination for the Secretary of Commerce

D. Taylor | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
D. Taylor

Our President has said many of the right things about improving the lives of working Americans, but Commerce Secretary nominee stands in stark contrast to his positions.