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Dave Jamieson

Obama Gets Tough On Worker Rights With Trade Partner

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States accused Guatemala this week of failing to live up to the labor standards spelled out in the countries' trade agreement...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....

Dave Jamieson

How Obamacare Could Be A Huge Boon To 'Alt-Labor' Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Officials at Working America, the AFL-CIO's non-union affiliate, believe they may have found a path toward long-term financial viability...

Christina Wilkie

AFL-CIO Launches 'Koch Sisters' Campaign To Counter Billionaire Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - One of the nation's largest labor unions on Thursday launched a coordinated campaign to highlight the differences between average America...

AFL-CIO Goes After Koch Brothers In New Ad Campaign

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest labor federation took aim Thursday at the conservative Koch brothers in ads designed to highlight the billion...

Dave Jamieson

Guitar Center Accused Of Union-Busting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than a year after its initial election victory at a Guitar Center store, the union representing the chain's first unionized employe...

Let's Call 'Corporate Inversion' for What It Is: A Gaping, Unpatriotic Tax Loophole

Richard Trumka | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

We need to start demanding a little more patriotism from these corporations. If they want to keep benefiting from everything our great country has to offer, they need to start showing a little more loyalty to the people who live and work in America.

Dave Jamieson

This Congressman Wants To Give You The Right To Sue Union Busters

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If your boss tramples on your right to organize in the workplace, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) believes you should be able to sue for da...

Elise Foley

Labor Group Encourages Green Card Holders To Become Citizens

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO is teaming up with local immigration reform and labor groups this weekend to encourage green card holders to apply to be cit...

Beyond Summit, Sustained Focus Needed for Working Women and Families

Liz Shuler | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Liz Shuler

It's crucial that we help working families who are quickly falling further and further behind.

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

Does War Have a Future?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Perhaps the rulers of nations, learning nothing since the time of Alexander the Great, will continue to mobilize their citizens for war until only small bands of miserable survivors roam a barren, charred, radioactive wasteland.

Pessimism Economics

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Why should we aspire, or even accept, sub-par educations for American workers that leave them unable to compete in every sector of both the U.S. economy and globally as well? Why not be serious about education reform, vocational training, and lifelong learning? What a pessimistic vision!

Shahien Nasiripour

Labor Groups Petition Arne Duncan To Dump Sallie Mae

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

A prominent student group and the nation’s largest labor federation are among organizations with close ties to the White House demanding that the De...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Face Insults While Unions Face Threats To Their Very Existence

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not a week goes by these days without Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) denouncing the billionaire Koch brothers as "un-America...

Dave Jamieson

More Football Players Join The Labor Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports

The union representing U.S. arena football players is joining the AFL-CIO labor federation just as the indoor football league undertakes an expansion ...

Going Out of Our Way to Uniquely Screw People With Student Debt

Mike Lux | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

America is exceptional in some remarkably bad ways. The power of greedy special interests over our government is as big here as anywhere in the world. One big example: our uniquely messed up way of financing student debt.

Brothers On The Line: New Documentary Explores Dramatic Fight for Worker's Rights

Kristin McCracken | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

After watching Sasha Reuther's riveting documentary Brothers on the Line, I realize that every education has a significant gap or two, and one of mine involved the fascinating and rich history of labor in America.

Dave Jamieson

The Deadly Cost Of North Dakota's Gas Boom

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Business

More than 4,600 U.S. workers were killed on the job and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases during 2012, a new report from the AFL-CIO...

The Terrible Fear of Paying the Poor Too Much

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP is so afraid that the nation's lowest wage earners will get a raise that Republican politicians across the country are working overtime to outlaw wages above $7.25 an hour for these workers.

Save the Economy: Bring U.S. Manufacturing Home

Pat LaMarche | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Pat LaMarche

For the first time in America, the number of people out of work exceeds the number of people working in manufacturing. Alliance for American Manufacturing warns that if manufacturing stays gone from the U.S. that the high tech jobs will follow.

Dominican Republic Shows U.S. What Not to Do on Immigration

Tefere Gebre | Posted 05.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Tefere Gebre

Imagine waking up to learn that you are no longer recognized as a citizen of the country in which you were born -- the only country you have ever called home. This inconceivable scenario has become a reality for tens of thousands of Dominicans.

Weingarten's AFL-CIO Power

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

I think Weingarten is positioning AFT to be the key in the AFL-CIO endorsement of Cuomo for Democratic candidate for president. Sure, he's playing coy with the press for now by not openly declaring his candidacy, but stay tuned. I think it's Coming To A Theater Near You.

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.

Dave Jamieson

How Gap's Minimum Wage Move Is Already Paying Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

Gap Inc. CEO Glenn Murphy shook up the retail world this week by announcing that the retailer would voluntarily raise its corporate-wide minimum wage ...