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Dave Jamieson

Life-Saving Regulation Languishes As Campaign Money Flows

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal rule meant to protect the lungs of workers has been caught in bureaucratic purgatory for more than a year now, frustrating pub...

Workers Hold Key to Reigniting Egypt's Revolution

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.01.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

While workers are consumed with immediate problems of economic instability and unemployment, labor activists struggle to find unity as organizations jostle for representation in the fractious post-Mubarak political landscape.

Dave Jamieson

Bill Would Outlaw Tip-Skimming By Hotels, Restaurants

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

A bill introduced in Rhode Island's legislature this week would prevent restaurants and hotels in the state from pocketing portions of the "service fe...

Free College Is the Answer to Our Higher Education Crisis

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Bernard Starr

Our nation is facing a crisis -- with vast domestic and worldwide implications -- that can only be addressed by thinking out of the box about education.

Dave Jamieson

Arizona GOP Leader: Let Kids Work For $4.65 An Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing legislation that would lower the legal minimum wage for younger part-time workers and tipped...

Migrants Struggle in the Shadows of Asia's Rising Tide of Inequality

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

In both the "developed" and "developing" worlds," migrants' labor struggles are deepened by social alienation. In Malaysia, exploitation of Filipino and Indonesian migrants is rampant in sectors such as domestic work.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Bill Would Strip Workers Of Overtime, Minimum Wage Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A little-noted provision in the House Republicans' controversial energy and transportation bill would strip several thousand workers wit...

One Walmart Store May Pay Big For Workplace Safety Violations

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The U.S. Labor Department has recommended fining Wal-Mart Stores Inc. $365,500 after inspectors say they found 24 workplace safety ...

Bonnie Kavoussi

U.S. Worker Strikes Recover To Pre-Recession Levels, But Remain Modest

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

As the job market improves, some workers are regaining the courage to go on strike. After dipping to record lows following the financial crisis, th...

Every Worker Deserves Sick Days - That Includes You

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.08.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Many friends and acquaintances have told me, "In the private sector, we don't get to roll over our sick days like teachers do." We tend to aim for the lowest common denominator in what we consider proper working conditions.

Super Bowl Ad Offends Working People

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

We ought to be strengthening the rights of American workers, not weakening them with slickly produced, misleading ads.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Wages Fell In 2011, While Corporate Profits Surged

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

A new report out Tuesday shows that working Americans made less money last year, as real wages fell about two percent in 2011, when accounting for inf...

Dave Jamieson

Obama To Improve Medical Leave For Military Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department announced Monday that it plans on amending the federal rules on family and medical work leave, making it easier for...

On "Territorial" Taxation Issue, Don't Ignore U.S. Workers' Interests

Chuck Marr | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Chuck Marr

Apple is a business and, as such, it seeks to maximize profits for its shareholders, not improve the living standards of average Americans. Unfortunately, policymakers tend to forget that basic reality when they are debating tax policy.

Dave Jamieson

Is Industry Pressure Delaying Safety Rule At White House?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A long-awaited federal rule designed to protect workers in the construction and mining industries has been tied up in red tape at the Wh...

Daniels Wrong On 'Right to Work'

Joe Hansen | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Joe Hansen

In responding to the State of the Union address, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels advocated the failed Republican policies of the past. But even more extreme than the plan he laid out last night is what he is trying to do in Indiana.

Dave Jamieson

More IKEA Workers Vote To Unionize In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Officials with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union announced Thursday that more than 350 worke...

Dave Jamieson

Warehouse Woes: Workers Say They're Losing Jobs For Speaking Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

Nearly a hundred warehouse workers in California who spoke up about alleged wage violations and unsafe working conditions fear they now may lose their...

Want to Reduce Food Access While Killing Jobs? Open a Walmart

Michele Simon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

I shudder to think of the consequences to America's already suffering urban populations if Walmart succeeds in duplicating its rural retail takeover.

Why Managers Tell People What To Do

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Morty Lefkoe

Despite the fact that younger members of the workforce are demanding the opportunity to think for themselves and contribute their brains as well as th...

At Stake: A Fundamental Protection for Millions of Workers

Debra L. Ness | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

What is at stake in this case is whether the Supreme Court will respect Congress' ability to make laws designed to remedy pervasive and unconstitutional discrimination, and whether millions of state workers can continue to count on FMLA leave when they get sick.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Lost In Translation? The Latest Troubling Indicator From Europe

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

An increasing number of workers in the troubled Mediterranean countries of Italy, Spain and Greece are having their resumes translated into English an...

Dave Jamieson

Unhappy New Year For Workers Facing Job Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

Around 800 nursing home workers in Connecticut could be out of a job when the New Year's ball drops this weekend, as nursing home company HealthBridge...

Dave Jamieson

Union Blasts TSA Officials As 'Arrogant,' 'Autocratic'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The labor union representing workers for the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's top leaders Tuesday, describing...

President Obama Is Right: Home Health Aides Deserve Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections

Michele Host | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Michele Host

The lack of minimum wage and overtime protections for home health aides hurts more people than just the workers themselves. Consumers inevitably suffer as well.