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Dave Jamieson

Marco Rubio Used To See Wisdom In A Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After President Barack Obama suggested raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour in his State of the Union speech, rising Republican star ...

Union Membership Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story

Sarita Gupta | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Without placing a priority on creating not just jobs but good, union jobs, our economy will remain at a standstill for anyone but the 1 percent.

The Flu Thrives Without Paid Sick Days

Debra L. Ness | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Debra L. Ness

It is during public health crises like these that we are reminded of the grave consequences of our country's failure to let workers earn paid sick days.

The Worker Self-Directed Enterprise: A "Cure" for Capitalism, or a Slippery Slope to Socialism?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Based on our experience of these last few years, the 1 percent is more likely to set up the game so that you and I of the 99 percent will lose the house and the job. So, if it doesn't pay to work for "The Man," what hope do we have?

Approaching the Twilight of the Labor Movement

David Macaray | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business
David Macaray

re these people locked into some sort of time-warp, where they still imagine seeing newsreel footage of union honchos doing the perp-walk? Those days are over.

Even after workplace deaths, companies avoid OSHA penalties

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By Chris HambyThe Center for Public IntegritySYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The temperature outside barely reached double digits on the morning of Jan. 15, 2009, a...

Now Undeniable: Breast Cancer That Comes With the Job

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Women should not have to face a cancer diagnosis because of the work they do. And none of us should have to face this devastating disease because industry and government failed to protect us.

Did You Eat Today? Thank a Food Worker

Michele Simon | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Michele Simon

While foodies debated the merits of buying heritage turkeys versus going meatless for Thanksgiving, millions of food workers are struggling to eat at all.

Dave Jamieson

Thanks For Nothing: Workers Lose Holiday As Retail Expands Hours | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Last year, for the first time in her life, Ayanna Roach missed Thanksgiving. The 23-year-old was working at an Old Navy store in the ...

Holding on to a Sliver of the American Dream

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

In the 2012 presidential election, voters put forth a clear mandate: We want a more prosperous country, where everyone can work for a living, support their families and have a fair shot at a better life.

The Grand Senior Swindle

Sarita Gupta | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

America's seniors, who have worked so hard to build a strong economy and democracy in their lifetimes, need reliable and robust government in their golden years.

The Only Thing Worse Than Spending A Night In Jail

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

What's worse than going to jail? Losing your employer-sponsored benefits, apparently. Given the choice of losing employee benefits or spending a n...

Dave Jamieson

Workers From Hershey Scandal Win Big Backpay | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

Foreign students who claimed they toiled under abusive conditions at a Pennsylvania plant handling Hershey candies last year have won over $200,000 in...

Is Your Leader a Louder? 5 Ways of Dealing With an Abusive Boss

Suzanne de Janasz | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Suzanne de Janasz

A staggering 80 percent of employees leave their jobs because of their bosses. So what creates such a tension between boss and employee? Too often it's the boss' leadership style.

Union of Concerned Scientists Report Finds One-Third of US Coal Plants Ripe For Retirement

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Today our friends at the Union of Concerned Scientists released an impressive report showing that as much as one-third U.S. coal plants are due for retirement because they are outdated, lack modern pollution controls, and can no longer compete in the marketplace with other forms of energy.

Why Mitt Romney's Anti-Union Platform Is Very Bad for U.S. Workers and Their Families

Laura Merriman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Laura Merriman

Under President Obama, however, unemployment rates have continued to decrease. Also, even if there are 12 million new jobs under Romney, what types of jobs will they be? Given Romney's stances and allegiances, he is probably talking about poverty wage jobs.

Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Conscience of the United States Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I have seen many Senators come and go and I have no doubt that if elected Elizabeth Warren would be the conscience of the Senate. Because she speaks for the best in you -- and me -- and Massachusetts -- and America.

Sandy's Impact on the Flexible Workplace

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 01.01.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a disaster to change perceptions when it comes to how workers work and what makes sense for employers.

Elizabeth Warren Is the Democrats' Pride, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock Are the Republicans' Shame

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Elizabeth Warren is one of the most exciting and uplifting Democratic candidates in many years. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock will leave a different legacy in this election: They dramatize the Republican problem with women, and the Republican problem with rape.

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 | 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 | 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 ...