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Subsidized Gulf Airlines Continue To Dump Seats In The U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Earlier this month, two of the three massively subsidized, state-owned Gulf airlines announced additional flights to and from the United States.

Expecting a Baby? Know Your Workplace Rights

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 10.05.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Nina Martinez, Skadden Fellow, New York Legal Assistance Group The election season has generated a good deal of conversation around women's righ...

The Only Worker Prop 60 Helps is Michael Weinstein

Casey Calvert | Posted 09.26.2016 | Los Angeles
Casey Calvert

I shot my first adult scene on November 5th, 2012. On November 6th, Measure B, the Los Angeles Porn Actors Required to Wear Condoms Act, passed. Since then, we - not just adult performers, but the business as a whole and those who support us - have been fighting back.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité?

Violeta Ayala | Posted 09.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

The police kicking a young protestor, Paris, France. ©Violeta Ayala #manif15sept We arrived at about 2:30 pm at Bastille and just as we got clos...

Labor Day: A Celebration Of Workers

Keith Mestrich | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Labor Day is a celebration of workers' accomplishments in America, and represents the best parts of our nation's devotion to protecting our workers from corporate abuse.

The U.S. Government Breaks Its Own Flight Rules. Again.

Rob Britton | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. government has hired Emirates, a massively subsidized, state-owned airline, to fly federal employees, this time between New York and Milan, Italy.

Who Benefits From Strong Unions? Everyone.

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Rep. Mark Pocan

As we approach Labor Day, we should all remember the words of the late, great US Senator Paul Wellstone, "We all do better when we all do better." This clearly is the mission of the labor movement.

What Labor Day Is Really All About

Roberta Lynch | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Roberta Lynch

Get the grills going! Stock up on beer and burgers! Labor Day is here and most of us will be heading out to picnic with friends and family. We‘ll sa...

Electionomics: Fixing The Sham Of Misclassified Workers

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Reigning in worker misclassification and the abuse of so-called "independent contractors" is one of the more daunting challenges in taking on economic inequality. But any serious plan to address the nation's economic divide must include an aggressive strategy to take on this costly epidemic.

A Breath Of Fresh Air: New York's Historic Ventilation Regs In Nail Salons

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green
Charlene Obernauer

For nail salon workers, who are breathing in a toxic cocktail of chemicals every day on the job, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent executive order requiring ventilation in nail salons is a life saver.

Real And Phony Problems With Our Trade Deals

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

According to Mr. Trump, the United States has been had -- out-bargained and out-maneuvered by other nations. So our country gets hurt by the deals, while other nations make out like bandits. But there's no sign of that.

The "Fix" Is In: Tweaking House Bill 2 (And Workers, Too)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The North Carolina legislature recently passed legislation partially restoring state-law employment discrimination claims eliminated by House Bill 2. ...

A Strike For All Working Families

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

Let's talk about something that is truly extraordinary. On April 13, nearly 40,000 workers walked out the door at Verizon. After ten months of frui...

Palm Oil Linked To Child Labor -- Again

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green

Palm oil: useful and ubiquitous, it also happens to be one of the most destructive ingredients on the planet. The industry has been linked to mass ani...

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

Should Workers' Rights and Labor Advocates Focus on Food Waste?

Jeremiah Lowery | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Jeremiah Lowery

On May 12th, I had the opportunity to attend the International Labor Rights Gala. At the Gala, there were various food stations that served tasty pastas, sliced meats, fruits and vegan bites.

G7 Leaders Can Help Close the Global Healthcare Workforce Gap

Rob Lovelace | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Rob Lovelace

The chances are the pair of hands that helped you into this world and the ones that will help you leave it belong to people you will never know. That is if you were lucky enough to be born where access to healthcare providers is readily available.

Pumping Milk at 40,000 Feet: Four Women Pilots Are Navigating a Course toward Fairness

Joan Williams | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Joan Williams

Women who work in roles traditionally held by men often face stereotypes and unfair treatment on the job. This was certainly true for four Frontier Airlines pilots who filed complaints yesterday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after Frontier denied their right to accommodations for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

May Day Protests In Seattle, Paris, Istanbul Erupt In Violence

Reuters/HuffPost | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.02.2016 | World

As thousands across the world rallied for workers and immigration rights in celebration of May Day, some protests in Seattle, Paris and Istanbul went ...

It's Time Undergrads Care About Graduate Student Unions

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 04.28.2016 | College
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

I ask you, fellow undergrads, to please start caring about grad student unions, at your school and all schools nationwide. As long as we benefit from the tireless labor of grad student workers on our campuses, this is our problem.

Can You Hear Them Now? Verizon Employees Strike for Workers' Rights

Kicker | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Kicker

Usually if we hear people complaining about Verizon, it's because they've just gotten a bill with a number they really don't like. Verizon isn't in the news for high phone bills right now, though -- they're being accused of mistreating their workers.

A Big Step for Paid Parental Leave

Scott Wiener | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Scott Wiener

San Francisco is on the verge of becoming the first city in the country to ensure full wage replacement for workers taking parental leave.

It's About To Get Harder For Companies To Hide Union-Busting

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics

A lot of U.S. companies pay top dollar just to keep labor unions out of their workplaces. It's hard to know exactly how much -- or who -- they pay, be...

Supreme Court Hands A Major Victory To Workers Who Were Stiffed On Overtime Pay

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of thousands of meatpacking workers at a Tyson Foods plant in Iowa who banded together and s...

Restrictive Scheduling Will be a Predictable Disaster

Dr. E. Faye Williams | Posted 03.18.2016 | DC
Dr. E. Faye Williams

Washingtonians have witnessed historic change to neighborhoods and streetscapes over the past two decades. The renewal of struggling neighborhoods and...