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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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 ...

Let's Stop Talking About Inequality

James Heffernan | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
James Heffernan

Let's scrap the word "inequality" in debates about economic fairness -- and start using the word "polarization."

Still Needed: Obamacare Fix for 20 Million Working People

D. Taylor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

This week we witnessed another administrative change to the ACA. The new ruling does nothing to address the problems Obamacare creates for people in non-profit self-funded plans, like the millions currently covered under Taft-Hartley coverage.

The Trade Elephant in the Climate Room

Carl Pope | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

By pretending that it is the countries where emissions occur which are the problem, rather than the consumers whose products require the pollution, both the EU and the United States have concealed their real failure to shift their economies to lower carbon consumption.

Veterans in the SOTU: Ending the Mindset That Got Us Into War

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama has a very straightforward opportunity to help end the mindset that got us into war, by talking about the necessity of providing the funding to care for the veterans from a decade of war.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Unions Get Some Good News

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Despite long-term declines in union membership, the proportion of U.S. workers who belong to a labor union held steady overall last year...

Newsflash! Michigan Company Moves to Michigan - "Right-to-Work" Righteousness by Gov. Snyder

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.12.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Michigan's governor signing into law "Right to Work" under the promises that it would make Michigan more competitive, attract new companies and give employees more options.