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Workers Can 'Don and Doff' Off the Clock, Says Court

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For workers in dangerous industries, safety should be non-negotiable. But the Supreme Court may have just given employers a little more leeway to put critical protections for workers on the table when bargaining over labor contracts.

GOP Denies Workers' Right to Unionize

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans believe, for example, that business should be free from the kind of government regulation that would prevent chemical companies from spewing poison into West Virginia drinking water. When it comes to freedom for workers, though, the GOP is all about squelching that.

Dave Jamieson

How College Football Players Will Get Their Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This coming Friday, lawyers for Northwestern University football players are set to begin making their case to federal officials that th...

Northwestern University Football Players Form Their Own Team

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.05.2014 | Sports
Leo W. Gerard

For decades, college football players absorbed some pretty cheap shots from their schools and the NCAA.

Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Aim To Prevent The Next Deadly Chemical Plant Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies on Friday released new proposals meant to address safety concerns at chemical plants across the country, a response to ...

Republicans Feign Concern About Health of ACA

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In a shocking turn of events, Republicans now care about whether Americans have health insurance! It happened quite suddenly. The moment can be precisely pinpointed. It occurred early in the day of Oct. 1 when the media declared the launch of the Affordable Care Act website a fiasco.

Winning the Peace: The Post-Shutdown Challenge

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's a major victory. The shutdown's ending, the government isn't defaulting (at least not yet), and Democrats didn't yield in the face of threats and bullying. But what happens next could shape our fate for many years to come.

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...

Stop in the Name of Love - of Country

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The conduct of the New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in rehabilitating the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge can only be described as anti-American.

America Feeds the Rich

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The Farm Bill that is expected to pass the U.S. House this week explains income inequality in America. The Republican-sponsored proposal slashes food stamps for poor children and pads farm subsidies for wealthy agri-businessmen.

West Blast Obliterates Safety Lie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

You are not safe. Not at work. Not at home in your bed. The biggest threat is not terrorism. It's corporate negligence leading to a blast or collapse or release of toxic chemicals.

Dave Jamieson

Mr. 47 Percent Has A New Gig

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that he's gone public, Scott Prouty, the man behind the infamous "47 percent" video of Mitt Romney's remarks at a Florida fundraiser...

The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Co-ops -- just like people -- can get more done together than anyone can do alone. The good news is that co-ops come in many forms and are more common than you might imagine.

GOP Worships the 'Hand,' Disrespects Those Who Work With Them

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The invisible hand of the market, which the GOP worships as an infallible god, is curled into a fist and is pounding America's lowest-paid workers.

Immigration Reform Prevents Employer Abuse

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President Obama has proposed new legislation that would provide a path to citizenship and further secure the boarders, but, critically, it would also crack down on companies that lure undocumented workers into the country by illegally hiring them.

Barack Obama: China Auto Subsidies 'Directly Harm Working Men And Women'

Reuters | Jeff Mason and Tom Miles | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

CINCINNATI/GENEVA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday said the United States was challenging Chinese auto and auto-parts subsidies that threa...

Labor Day 2012 Marked With Parades, Political Speeches

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and BRIAN FRIEDMAN | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Parades, picnics and politicians celebrated the American worker on Labor Day, with President Barack Obama seeking votes from Ohio unio...

A Job Creation Saga

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Industry can survive in the USA. Unions can thrive in the USA. Government can work. And private equity can do good things.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Leaders Attack 'Happy Outsourcer' Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Pouncing on a new Washington Post report on certain Bain Capital investments, leaders in the American labor movement on Friday assaulted former Bain ...

The Left Unfiltered

Richard Brodsky | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

What comes across TV screens and printed pages as muddy and remote was given a sparkling clarity by an unlikely trio. Demos honored Republican former FDIC chief Sheila Bair, founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance Ai-Jen Poo, and United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.

Workers of the World Unite -- With Shareholders

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the wake of Wall Street recklessness that caused economic collapse, Congress gave shareholders and citizens Dodd-Frank to help them constrain self-dealing corporate executives. The 99% Coalition and shareholders are working with those tools even as Republicans vow to take them away.

Union To Oil Giant: 'Treat Us Equally'

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

* USW says Exxon has failed to offer key safety provision * Talks for a new contract to continue till mid-June HOUSTON, ...

End the Delays Deadly to Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Saturday is Workers' Memorial Day, a time devoted to commemorating those killed on the job. No one volunteers to sacrifice their life for corporate profit, yet every day in workplaces across this country, the lives of 12 workers are taken, not given.

American Workers: The Best Bet

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Three years later, after President Obama placed his faith in workers, the nation's economic outlook is brighter. As is that of GM and Chrysler. President Obama wagered on American workers. And it paid off.

An Anti-Worker Union

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Ken Blackwell

Union leaders supporting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline understand that supporting jobs for their members is the reason the unions exist, not to join with the enemy and fight against their own members' best interests.