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SEIU-UNITE HERE Settlement Reached

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

After an 18-month battle that began with SEIU believing it could affect a hostile takeover of a fellow international union, the two unions reached a settlement today almost entirely on UNITE HERE's terms.

John Delloro's Legacy of Labor Leadership

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonah Lalas

Workers are not perfect, John would remind us, but even if they are racist, sexist, homophobic, or anti-immigrant, they need to be organized.

SEIU at the Crossroads

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

SEIU, a union once known for winning through grassroots power rather than financial might, now faces an uphill battle against a growing cadre of committed activists.

SEIU to "Create WWIII" to Drive NUHW Out of Hospitals

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

According to published minutes from an April 10, 2010 SEIU-UHW meeting, SEIU plans to "Basically create WWIII" in order to drive NUHW organizers and s...

New Immigrant Rights Campaign to Mount Largest March of Obama Era

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

Blasting the White House for "escalating deportations and detentions" while taking no action toward enacting comprehensive immigration reform, national immigrant rights leaders are escalating a pressure campaign.

The Decline of Organizing in the Obama Era

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

Investing in organizing and winning real change for people now is also the best strategy for success in November.

American Apparel's Labor Pains

Amie Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Williams

By thumbing its nose at organized labor, American Apparel turned its back on a natural ally for immigration reform.

SEIU Talks Peace -- But Continues War -- on UNITE HERE

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

Stern's optimism runs counter to the facts. No date for negotiations with UNITE HERE has been set and Stern has not publicly renounced his demand for binding arbitration.

Labor Movement Backs UNITE HERE Against SEIU Raids

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Randy Shaw

In a dramatic blow to SEIU's efforts to raid UNITE HERE members and jurisdictions, 15 of the nation's leading unions pledged Monday to provide UNITE H...

Binding Arbitration, Sooner the Better

Danny Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Glover

I will always be a union activist, and I am proud of that. What I am not proud of is what the fight between UNITE HERE and Workers United/SEIU is doing to this movement I care so much about.

An Open Letter to the Labor Movement Regarding UNITE HERE Conflict

Bruce Raynor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Raynor

Let's end this now. Let's get back to fighting for economic and social justice to improve the lives of union members and working families.

Card Check Is Not the Solution for Pension Mismanagement

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

The union promise of jobs and better wages is deeply alluring, but their mechanism to securing them, so-called "card check," is fundamentally flawed.

School Prom Committee Refuses To Cross Hotel Picket Line

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When it comes to finding a venue for the dance, students typically look for some elegance at the right price. But a prom committee at one Chicago scho...

Fidelity for Gay Marriage? Ask Ken Starr and Bill Clinton

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Is Prop 8, which passed by a slim majority in November, an amendment to the constitution or is it a revision?

Solis' History of Fighting for Workers

Elana Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elana Levin

Some of my colleagues have worked with her for decades. She has a deep and personal connection with working Americans that stems from decades working to help workers get their rights.

What Centrist Huh? Beyond Obama's 2.5 Million Jobs

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Obama may well assume a fairly radical solution to the economic problems facing the nation, one that eclipses the craziest notions dreamt up by the progressive fringe.

GOTV in North Carolina: Labor Takes a Lead

Elana Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elana Levin

Last week one of the Change to Win volunteers was outside a polling place and a woman in line called out her name. "Erin! I'm in line here to vote because of you!"

In Praise of Canvassing: It's Not Too Late to Volunteer

Bruce Raynor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Raynor

Going to a person's home and talking with them is one of the most meaningful things progressives can do.

On the Ground in Wisconsin, a Union Voter Update

Elana Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elana Levin

United Here is knocking on the doors of members of Change to Win unions telling them how Obama supports working families. On weekends, they volunteer with the Obama campaign too. Their dedication is incredible.

Obama Will Accept Nomination in Suit Made by Union Members

Elana Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elana Levin

Today everyone will learn what we here at UNITE HERE already knew -- that if you bother to buy fair trade coffee your suit should be "fair trade" too -- and by that I mean union made.

Cafeteria Workers Protest On Wall Street

New York Times | Sewell Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hundreds of cafeteria and other food-service workers rallied in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon for higher wages and improved benefits as part ...

Ad: 'Hillary Clinton Does Not Respect Our People'

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The radio ad aired by one of Obama's labor allies re-injects ethnicity into the Democratic primary contest in sharp terms. "Hillary Clinton does not ...

Nico Pitney

Pro-Obama Union Weighs In On Ad Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A powerful Nevada union behind a new ad that is sharply critical of Sen. Hillary Clinton will support the eventual Democratic presidential nominee eve...