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Dave Jamieson

Feds Rule Employers Can't Stop You From Organizing Over Work Email

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In a significant win for labor unions, federal regulators ruled Thursday that employers can't prevent their workers from using company e...

Dave Jamieson

The Clever GOP Plan To Create Even More Gridlock

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform coul...

Dave Jamieson

American Airlines, US Airways Workers Vote Overwhelmingly To Join Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of service agents at American Airlines unionized with their new colleagues at U.S. Airways on Tuesday, making the most of last...

No to 'Boehner' Trade, No to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

For the third time this year, three-fourths of the members of House Democratic Caucus have written to the president, rejecting the current framework of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Korea-US Free Trade Agreement Two Years Out: Promise vs. Reality

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

We know that trade deals matter. They matter to working families, they matter to U.S. communities, and they matter to those of us who believe that U.S. trade policy should work for everyone, not just multinational corporations.

Is South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Violating Her Own State Law?

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

It's not clear what South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is trying to accomplish when she says, as she did on Feb. 20, that corporations with union representation shouldn't even think about locating in her state.

Senator Corker Must Be Held Accountable for Attacking VW Workers

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Civil rights and human rights groups, democracy groups, and progressive labor all need to rally against Corker and his allies and on behalf of the courageous leaders of the UAW in the Chattanooga plant.

Trade Yes, But a Different Track

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Voters overwhelmingly expect the TPP to be a good deal for large corporations at the expense of small businesses:

December 10, 1948

Larry Cohen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

As we celebrate International Human Rights Day this December 10, we need to realize how far we must go compared to the promise of 1948.

Dave Jamieson

The Union That Pushed For - And Won - The Nuclear Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Larry Cohen, the president of the Communications Workers of America union, the Senate Democrats' decision Thursday to go "nuclear" o...

Paul Blumenthal

The New Campaign Finance Reformers Look To Jump-Start A Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, Md. -- The 2014 election is over a year away, but even so Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) found himself standing in late July in the recessed liv...

Dear Mr. Dolan: Where the Papers At?

Larry Cohen | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Larry Cohen

In January 2012, these brave workers became the first Cablevision employees to vote for union representation when they joined CWA Local 1109. Since then, Cablevision management has thrown everything at this group.

Imagine a Labor Day Without Labor Law

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Democrats will now need to decide which side they are on. We could be the first generation of working Americans since 1935 to not have the protections of the NLRB.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Leader On Weak Senate Dems: 'We're Done' With Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of a major labor union is warning Senate Democrats that those who aren't willing to take on Republicans over the obstruction of...

Why We Need a Charleston Revival

Sharan Burrow | Posted 04.19.2013 | Business
Sharan Burrow

Today in South Carolina the protest lines are not found on the docks or on campus. They are found outside call centers with hundreds of workers housed in faceless suburban business parks.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Labor Union Begins Ads Against Silent Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Communications Workers of America labor union, a lead group in the Fix the Senate Now coalition, is launching an advertising campaig...

Citing New Poll Results, Union Launches Campaign Against Outsourcing Call Centers

Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Citing the results of a new poll, the Communications Workers of America union said it intends to devote its resources to candidates who oppose the out...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Leaders Attack 'Happy Outsourcer' Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Pouncing on a new Washington Post report on certain Bain Capital investments, leaders in the American labor movement on Friday assaulted former Bain ...

Cole Stangler

Union Says American Airlines Stalling Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Rosemary Capasso, 59, has worked as a passenger service agent at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for the last 30 years. She splits her ...

Verizon-Cable Monopoly Would Kill Jobs

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Larry Cohen

Eliminating competition undoubtedly sounds like a great plan in the corporate boardrooms and on Wall Street. But the rest of us continue to struggle with job insecurity, hard times and severe cuts in essential services.

Jason Cherkis

MoveOn, Labor Unions Aim To Teach 100,000 Occupy's Nonviolent Protest Tactics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Boot camp is about to begin. On Monday and extending throughout this week, a coalition of progressive organizations from across the c...

Paul Blumenthal

Progressives Face First Test In Illinois Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a newly redrawn congressional district covering the North Shore Chicago suburbs, progressive groups are mounting their first foray in...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Atlanta, Unions Fight AT&T Layoffs, Start New Camp

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Atlanta launched a surprise protest against AT&T Monday, staging a sit-in at the communication giant's Southeast headquarters in ...

Dave Jamieson

American Anti-Outsourcing Bill Causes Uproar Overseas

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would punish American companies for sending their customer call centers overseas has caused an uproar in India and the Phili...

Labor Unions, Benefits Understood, Have Almost Never Been Less Popular

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

The vast majority of Americans say labor unions raise wages and better working conditions, a new survey finds. Yet despite those benefits, Americans h...