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Indie Bookstore Rehires Workers It Fired For Supporting The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

The owners of an independent bookstore in New York City have rehired four workers who were fired shortly after they voted in favor of union representa...

Be Patriotic: Fight for Progressive Change

Keith Mestrich | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

To me, patriotism isn't just about celebrating our strengths; it's also about getting real about where we can -- and must -- do better.

Other SCOTUS Ruling, Harris Vs. Quinn, Also Harms Women

Ravishly | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Ravishly

Yesterday was a sad day for America, thanks to that judicial branch of government we shudder to refer to by its formal name as its rulings of late have been, ahem, far from "supreme."

The 'Right to Request': Workplace Flexibility Takes Leaps and Bounds

Sophie Wade | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Sophie Wade

‎Whatever one's affiliation, companies' shareholders will be best served all round if leaders are well informed about "Right to Request" flexible working policies and adopt them. Let's build upon the current progress and these announcements and continue to stride forward. O

Los Angeles: Where Your Boss Is Most Likely to Steal Your Pay

Jordan Melograna | Posted 08.26.2014 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

Wage theft is a crime, but we don't treat it like one. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the total amount stolen from workers far eclipses the total amount from all bank, gas station and convenience store robberies in 2008.

America's Families Expect and Deserve Better: 31 States Get Grades of 'D' or 'F' in New Study

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

A growing body of evidence shows that ensuring new parents and all workers have access to family friendly policies like paid sick days and paid family and medical leave has widespread benefits for the health and economic security of families and the strength of businesses and the economy.

Articles on Migrant Labor Abuses in the Gulf Don't Tell the Whole Story

Pardis Mahdavi | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Pardis Mahdavi

Contrary to what some articles would have the public believe, Emirati and Qatari citizens are, for the most part, quite concerned about labor abuses in their own country.

Why I Marched On McDonald's

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II | Posted 08.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

I prayed with the McDonald's workers as the police looked on and then slapped plastic handcuffs on more than 100 of the workers and arrested them.

13 Powerful Photos Of McDonald's Workers Protesting For Better Pay

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

Hundreds of protesters descended on McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, this week to demand the right to unionize and a $15 minimum wage, ...

Alissa Scheller

The State Of America's Deadly Jobs, In 9 Charts

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business

Earlier this week, an explosion at a coal mine in West Virginia killed two, a somber reminder that for too many people, going to work still means risk...

Will 'Milk Life' Go Global? Big Dairy Sets Its Sights on Asia

Mia MacDonald | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Could the U.S. dairy processors' new slogan, "milk life," make it big in Asia? If dairy multinationals like Nestlé and Danone have their way, the answer might be yes.

How Philanthropy Contributed to Improved Conditions for Tomato Pickers

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Aaron Dorfman

Laborers, mostly immigrants, are now less likely to be abused, and they experience better working conditions and receive higher pay.

Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 06.07.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.

Working Women in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

Women entered the workforce in large numbers in East-Central Europe after World War II. One reason was necessity. The countries had been devastated by war, and many able-bodied men had died as soldiers and forced laborers. Another reason was ideology.

Workers' Rights in 1014 Silicon Valley

Johanna Wise | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Johanna Wise

Did you know that workers' rights in Silicon Valley now mirror those of the feudal system in medieval Europe? Here's how I discovered this awful truth.

Will the Meeting Between Pope Francis and President Obama Foster a 'Social Justice Spring'?

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 05.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Ana Garcia-Ashley

Ever since I read that President Obama and Pope Francis will meet at the Vatican later this month, my hopes for the year have been rising.

Only Aggressive Action Will Save the American Labor Movement

Alan Singer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Only aggressive action is going to save the American labor movement. When laws are made by the rich and powerful to serve their interests, organized workers need to stop obeying the laws.

Hot Damn! Lingerie Goes Country

Bill_Robinson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Small Business
Bill_Robinson

I don't know about you, but the idea of attending a fashion show much less Fashion Week in NYC, makes me start to look for a rafter from which I can hang myself. This would be my worst case scenario:

Why I Keep Raising Hell

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.26.2014 | New York
Rep. Charles Rangel

When thousands of men and women work full time but need food stamps to put food on their tables, when they can't get health benefits, when they can't get paid sick days, then we must do whatever we can to stand up for them.

Workers Could Lose Meal Breaks Under GOP Proposal

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A Tennessee Republican has introduced a bill in the state senate that would allow workers to waive their right to a 30-minute meal break, a move that ...

Mistreatment of Domestic Worker By Indian Diplomat Is Not Unique

Rebecca Smith | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Rebecca Smith

The recent story of an Indian diplomat in New York arrested for labor abuses garnered national headlines, but the mistreatment suffered by her domestic worker employee barely received a mention.

Dave Jamieson

How The GOP Turned Back The Clock On Labor Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In August 2011, Lafe Solomon received one of the least desirable overtures in modern Washington: a subpoena from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-C...

All I Want for Christmas Are My Voting Rights

Christine Pelosi | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Without voting rights, our struggle for women's rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, immigrants' rights and workers' rights is just a conversation. We know that a handful of voter fraud cases have been used to silence millions of voices and we must change that.

Another Factory Fire in Bangladesh: This Time, a Product of Rage

Robert J. S. Ross | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Robert J. S. Ross

On Friday, November 29, as Americans chose between sleeping off Thanksgiving turkey and shopping at dawn for electronic and clothing bargains, another big factory fire burned in Bangladesh. This time, it appears the factory was set ablaze by angry workers.

The Human Right of a Fair Minimum Wage

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Dedrick Muhammad

It is time fulfill the social contract, realize Mandela's dream, and advance a society that is economically just and fair for all. We cannot succeed in this country or anywhere else in the world when a shrinking few do very well and a growing majority can barely make it.