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Self-Employment: The Answer for an Aging Workforce and a Sluggish Economy?

Kevin E. Cahill | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Kevin E. Cahill

Is self-employment the answer for an aging workforce and a sluggish economy?

A City Unites to Demand Better From Its Largest Employer

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

We can learn a lot from what they're doing in Pittsburgh. UPMC is hardly alone -- across the country, big corporations are raking in record profits and paying poverty wages.

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.

The Right Mix of Personalities Can Drive Teams to Great Achievement: The Wrong Derail Them

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Most of us focus on the external -- what our bosses and co-workers do and say. But relationships can benefit if we spend a little time on what is behind behavior -- the human wiring that makes up each of us.

The Other NRA: National Restaurant Association Eviscerates the Rights of Customers, Workers, and Children

Michele Simon | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Michele Simon

Food movement leaders tend to stick to their specific issues, whether it's advocating for healthy food, fighting for workers' rights or curbing marketing to children. There is one organization that conveniently provides us with one giant target for all of them: the National Restaurant Association.

This Valentine's Day, Love The One You're (Working) With

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Jobs will come and go (as will partners). You'll learn new skills and forget others. But what will make you a more resilient, contented person will never come solely from the ego boost of doing a good job. It will come from the people you've loved along the way.

Workers Are Leading the Fight Against Income Inequality

Joe Hansen | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Joe Hansen

While Congress continues to block President Obama's effort to increase the federal minimum wage, workers have taken the lead in tackling income inequality by sticking together and challenging big corporations to change the way they do business.

Things Are Going Great

David Macaray | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
David Macaray

Even America's academics, who used to be one of organized labor's staunchest and most reliable friends, have turned their attention elsewhere, apparently bored or fed up with what they see passing for the current "labor movement."

Update: UPMC Workers' MLK Day Rally - Video by Julie Sokolow

Sharon Glassman | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Sharon Glassman

I wrote about the closing of UPMC Braddock Hospital in Braddock, PA on Huffington Post Living in October 2009. Pittsburgh filmmaker Julie Solokow s...

Fear Is Why Workers in Red States Vote Against Their Economic Self-Interest

Robert Reich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

The usual explanation is that, for these voters, economic issues are trumped by social and cultural issues like guns, abortion, and race. I'm not so sure.

Hillary and Pope Francis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

By mobilizing the nation's leading thinkers, Clinton could tap the spirit of Francis to propel the next great era of shared American prosperity.

How Can Sports Help to Promote Youth Employment?

Matthieu Cognac | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Matthieu Cognac

Understanding how soft skills that can be developed through sports -- for example ethics, attitudes and communications -- are relevant to the world of work provides an interesting perspective on youth employability.

Military Turns To Prison Labor For $100 Million In Uniforms -- At $2 Per Hour Wages

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

As the Pentagon continues to grapple with budget cuts, and workers continue to cry for higher wages, a confluence of those two issues is taking shape ...

Kate Sheppard

Fox News Accidentally Endorsed Environmental Regulations During Obama Attack | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Fox News likes regulations. That is, Fox likes regulations that the Obama administration reportedly delayed ahead of the 2012 election. In a segme...

Standing With Sangeeta

Deepa Iyer | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Deepa Iyer

We all deserve to engage in our jobs with dignity, whether we work in the corner office of a high-rise, the inside of a cab, or behind closed doors in a home. Standing with Sangeeta means that we stand for the rights of those who experience workplace abuse.

Which Way America: Labor Management Collaboration or a Return to Labor Wars?

Thomas Kochan | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Thomas Kochan

State officials and the Supreme Court face a critical choice: Do they endorse a return to the 19th- and early 20th-century era of conflict and bloodshed that characterized America's labor history, or endorse a system based on innovation, partnership, collaboration, and mutual respect?

Rand Paul to Detroit: You're Being Punished Because You Don't Worship the Rich

Jason Sattler | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

Rand is the guy who accused the president of being too tough on BP during the largest oil spill in American history. His feelings about corporations resemble how pre-Reformation Catholics felt about the Pope -- absolute infallibility.

Not All Labor Unions Are Equal

David Macaray | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
David Macaray

In the late 1990s, the human resource rep at the paper mill where I used to work called me at home and said she had something very serious to discuss. She said this was something she "wasn't comfortable" discussing over the phone.

Jillian Berman

McDonald's May Not Quite Grasp What The Word 'Strike' Means | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

The actions taking place outside McDonald's and other fast-food restaurants across the country this week aren't technically strikes, according to McDo...

There Shouldn't Be a Job Like This

Navina Khanna | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home
Navina Khanna

What haunts me most is not the countless studies that document the inhumane treatment of animals or the research by the Environmental Working Group that established that each ounce of turkey consumed has the carbon footprint of driving a mile in a car.

Amnesty International Report Undermines Qatar's Soft Power Defense Strategy

James Dorsey | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Qatar's failure to confront appalling working and living conditions of its foreign workers is undermining the very purpose of its staging of the 2022 World Cup.

What Walmart Could Learn from Henry Ford

Robert Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Walmart could learn a thing or two from Henry Ford, who almost exactly a century ago decided to pay his workers three times the typical factory wage at the time. The Wall Street Journal called Ford a traitor to his class but he proved to be a cunning businessman.

War on Poor: Mom and Krugman Both Wrong?

Amy Hanauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Amy Hanauer

I never thought I'd imply that Paul Krugman could be wrong. But when my mother in New Jersey voiced relief that Ohio was doing so much to help the poor after reading his column or another story, I knew some explanation was needed.

Dave Jamieson

Can This Guy Help Turn Around Organized Labor? | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last time Tefere Gebre was employed at the AFL-CIO headquarters in D.C., in the mid 1990s, he worked out of a scrappy basement offic...

Updates From My Inbox: New State and Local Work-Life Laws

Marcy Karin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Marcy Karin

Here's hoping the government at all levels -- federal, state, and local -- continues to address the mismatch of the way American workplaces are structured and the needs of American workers.