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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...

Feds Crack Down on Alaska Mining Co. in Clean Water Act Indictment

Tim Sohn | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Tim Sohn

In a first for extraction-friendly Alaska, the Department of Justice last week announced an indictment against mining company XS Platinum, Inc. (XSP), and five of its officers and employees.

Obama: Say No to This 'Partnership'

Martha Burk | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

What is the TPP? A giant trade agreement between the U.S. and 12 Pacific Rim nations now being negotiated in secret. Well, mostly in secret. Around 600 corporations have seen a draft. Yet Congress and the public still have not.

Viewpoint From Honduras: CAFTA, Forced Immigration, Deportation Connections

Larry Cohen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Let's end Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) which allows multinationals to sue for lost future profits. This means that if Honduras passes new legislation to safeguard the environment from African palm or a higher minimum wage, multinationals that lose profits can sue the government for billions of dollars.

How Verizon's Affiliates Took over this Broadband, Internet and Phone Bill.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Part VI,b in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnected". Go to questions, Part VI,a See the Verizon Bill Full Size Here are the...

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:

Maybe It Was the Mistletoe: Huge Settlement in Lawsuit Over Dirty Stormwater Pollution

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

In this story, it was regular citizens and a federal court, not the Ghost of Christmas Future, that gave the County a glimpse of what it means to be on the hook for Clean Water Act fines.

Why a Climate Activist Fasted Nine Days for Immigrant Families

Tom Weis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Tom Weis

As someone who believes all social justice issues are interrelated, here was a chance to take a stand in defense of families being torn apart by an immigration system that flies in the face of our nation's immigrant history, and the bedrock American value of justice for all.

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...

Is Verizon Wireless 'Profit Pumping,' Dumping Expenses Into the Wireline Networks? Time to Investigate

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

New Report Leads to a Call for an Investigation of Verizon New York and Verizon's affiliates including Verizon Wireless and "Verizon Services." On Se...

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.

Dear Telecom Unions: Time to Fight for the Public Switched Network Infrastructure & Technology (PSNIT) -- The State-based Utility Wires

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The real question is: Are the unions going take an active role in stopping the closing down of the networks? Are they going to help to get the networks get upgraded?

Ryan Grim

Silent Filibuster's Days Could Be Numbered

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of what's come to be called the "talking filibuster" are closing in on the majority needed to reform the rules, according to a...

Dave Jamieson

What 'Romney's America' Would Look Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- In keeping with the small but spirited demonstrations from the left here this week, unionized workers led a march against GOP president...

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...

Verizon Workers STILL Struggling, Turn to Board Members, Find More Greed

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

What a complex web we weave, when our lives are ruled by greed. Verizon is an example of what corporate greed (the 1%) is doing to our middle class a...

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 ...

99% Spring Disrupts Verizon Shareholder Meeting Six Times

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Today's Verizon shareholder meeting in Huntsville, Alabama was disrupted six separate times by members of the 99% Power coalition, part of the 99% Spring movement.

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...

Dave Jamieson

Lawmakers To Punish, Shame Outsourcers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Saying they hope to stem the tide of jobs heading overseas, legislators introduced a bipartisan bill Wednesday in the House that would p...

Regulators: Listen to Workers

Will Marshall | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Will Marshall

AT&T is a big company, which perhaps explains why federal regulators are ganging up to block its proposed merger with T-Mobile. Big must be bad, right?