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It's Wallet and Pocketbook Issues, Stupid

William Astore | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
William Astore

Show some determination on these wallet and pocketbook issues, Mr. President, and you win. Vague and lofty rhetoric is not enough. Not when so many people are hurting.

Romney's Priority in Auto-Rescue Was Saving Investors -- Not Jobs, Not Even the Industry

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney's career at Bain Capital provided him a lot of experience with bankruptcies. So, it was natural that, as the Obama team was considering a rescue package for the auto industry, Romney reached into his old bag of tricks.

Dave Jamieson

Romney's Auto Rescue Spin 'Dishonest, Ridiculous,' Says Auto Union Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During one of the first exchanges of Tuesday night's debate, Mitt Romney tried to argue that the vision he had for Detroit's auto makers...

Dehumanizing Profits: Business 101

Nick Bassill | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Nick Bassill

We are becoming cogs in a machine, engineered to control the decisions of us all through advertising and promotions, to get our money through our purchases, and then, as we lose our jobs and businesses, become unwilling consumers to corporate and foreign interests.

Romney and Ryan and Respect for Workers

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Fox executives think stripping workers of their livelihoods is a creative and entertaining idea. In reality it is another sign that workers need their voices heard in the struggle to maintain their dignity.

Dave Jamieson

Strikes Mark New Chapter For Walmart

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

When a strike among Walmart store employees spread to twelves cities last week, a spokesman for the largest private-sector employer in the world made ...

R U 4 Paid Sick Days?

Debra L. Ness | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

At a time when more than 40 million hardworking Americans can't earn any paid sick time to use when they get stomach flu or need a medical test -- and millions more can't earn paid sick time to care for an ailing child -- it's a question we all need answered.

Goodwill's Charity Racket: CEOs Earn Top-Dollar, Workers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

John Hrabe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
John Hrabe

An American multi-national corporation, which accepts millions of dollars in government funds, pays its top executives more than half a million dollars per year in total compensation, while simultaneously paying some of its employees less than the federal minimum wage.

Mitt's Antoinette Problem

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Mitt Romney and Marie Antoinette stand for the adoration of the privileged few who prosper from great nations and a condescension toward the many who make great nations, whom Romney should salute and not insult.

Obama Administration Backwards On Food Safety

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.14.2012 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

The 56-page 2012 Democratic Party Platform included no mention of food safety or the President's monumental signing of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Left Unsaid on Labor Day

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Jodie Levin-Epstein

Labor Day 2012 has been celebrated. The holiday speeches left unsaid what we now know to be fact: for too many workers, there are no paid days off. Zero. That's something, instead, to shout-out.

Flight Attendants Dish On Their Jobs

George Hobica | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

'You just know that the suit-and-tie traveler probably paid more for their ticket than the flip-flop-and-shorts-wearing flyer.'

Workers Allege Olive Garden, LongHorn Violated Wage Rules

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

MIAMI -- Darden Restaurants Inc. violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhou...

Blue-Collar Workers Slam Romney

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A parade of blue-collar workers and business executives tried to undercut Mitt Romney's business experience Wednesday, casting him ...

I'm Worried About the Future of Our Country

Anjali Sareen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Anjali Sareen

Although no politics are immune from mistakes, this November, remember that a vote against social justice and human rights is a vote against us all.

What Will Excluded Workers Celebrate Next Labor Day?

Tiffany Williams | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Tiffany Williams

While the Labor Day holiday is meant to give us time to reflect on the victories in human progress that were hard-fought by the Union movement, it is also a great time to check in on the "excluded workers" movement.

Who's Fighting for Workers?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I know who's fighting for wealthy people, for the finance industry, for the oil companies. I can see who's fighting for the troops and even for the poor, though the latter are surely harder to find than the rest. But who's fighting for working people?

The Moral Test of Government

Joe Hansen | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Joe Hansen

This Labor Day, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will pay lip service to America's workers and talk about their plans to strengthen the middle class. But instead of offering any serious solutions, they have made it clear that they are planning to balance the budget on the backs of America's workers and the poor.

Honoring Labor Day By Rooting Out Wage Theft

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

In this time of deep political divisions, there should be nothing controversial about the notion that working people who do their jobs should be paid for their work.

Why Green Is Good For Labor

David Foster | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green
David Foster

Fighting for clean air and clean water creates jobs and improves working conditions, and fighting for good-paying, American jobs works for the environment.

Labor Day 2012: Honoring the Great American Worker

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Sec. Hilda Solis

This Labor Day, as the U.S. Department of Labor approaches our centennial celebration, I take extra pride in the historic efforts of today's workers to drive our recovery by learning new skills and adapting to new challenges.

America Deserves a Raise

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

There can be no better way to honor the American worker then to support an increase in the minimum wage to a living wage of at least $10 per hour. That would be one Happy Labor Day.

Saving Money, Saving Jobs

Dr. John Ebersole | Posted 10.27.2012 | College
Dr. John Ebersole

In one of the few areas where our political leaders agree, the statistics are indeed sobering. Nearly two-thirds of American workers are without a degree of any type.

Cole Stangler

Report Shows Cost Of Poor Safety Standards In Construction Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Construction injuries and fatalities cost the state of Maryland more than $700 million between 2008 and 2010, according to a report released Tuesday b...

Hall of Infamy: As Walmart CEO Accepts Diversity Award, Women at Walmart Still Struggle

Terry O'Neill | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Terry O'Neill

Last week, Walmart CEO Mike Duke was inducted into the Network of Executive Women's CPG/Retail Diversity Hall of Fame. At the same time, female Walmart employees across the country were continuing their protracted fight for justice against discrimination in the workplace.