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Mitt Romney Says Wisconsin Recall Win 'Will Echo Throughout The Country'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that the result of Wisconsin's recall election on Tuesday, in which Republican Gov. Scott...

WATCH: New Uniforms Sicken Flight Attendants?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Travel

A group of Alaska Airlines flight attendants says their new uniforms are literally making them sick. In a letter to the airline president last mont...

Zach Carter

Obama's New JOBS Act Friends Leave Longtime Democratic Ally Furious | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign the JOBS Act into law Thursday, clinching a rare and hard-fought bipartisan victory for his presidency....

Three Ways Labor Can Fight Back

David Macaray | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

It's time for organized labor to demonstrate not how reasonable they are, but how mean they can be. It's time for an all-out fight.

Teamsters Get A New Face

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

Forget Jimmy Hoffa, the Teamsters Union is getting a far more telegenic representative. Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg is lending his name to a n...

Lila Shapiro

Union Blasts Target Closure | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Back in June when workers at a Target store just outside New York City were about to vote on whether to unionize, employees received an ominous pamphl...

Does Labor Have Any Real Friends?

David Macaray | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

When it comes to the down-and-dirty battles necessary to get the job done, working people realize that no one can be relied upon except other working people, and the unions that represent them.

Jerry Brown Deals Away Trouble on the Left

William Bradley | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown has dealt away some potential problems on the left to strengthen his chances of passing a revenue initiative in November.

Lila Shapiro

AFL-CIO's Obama Endorsement Brings More Bodies And New Risks | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

On Tuesday, the AFL-CIO started off its campaign season in a familiar way: endorsing the Democratic candidate Barack Obama. What's shifting, though, i...

They're Forming A Union Where?

Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Wall Street workers and union hands may seem like total opposites, but employees at an iconic investment bank are countering those preconceived notion...

Oil Giant Reaches Tentative Deal With Union

AP | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

DALLAS -- The United Steelworkers union and Shell Oil have as announced a tentative deal on a new three-year contract covering Shell refinery workers ...

Union Membership Grew Slightly Last Year, After Years Of Decline

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Union membership grew slightly last year, giving labor leaders hope that a period of steep declines has finally bottomed out. The numbe...

Made in the USA: It's More Complex Than You Think

Adam Clampitt | Posted 03.24.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

If America's leaders want to see us regain our manufacturing dominance, the answer is not as easy as "right-to-work" laws, a changing tax code, or currency manipulation.

Janell Ross

Office Cleaners, Building Owners Get To Yes | Janell Ross | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

New York office cleaners and building owners reached a tentative four-year labor agreement late Friday, averting a potential New Year's Day strike. ...

Janell Ross

New York Building Cleaner Strike Could Have National Implications | Janell Ross | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

As the New Year's Eve contract deadline looms for office cleaners who attend to some of New York City's most iconic buildings and the companies that o...

WATCH: Some Iberia Flights Canceled In Pilot Strike

AP | Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel

MADRID (AP) — Spanish airline Iberia canceled more than a third of its flights Thursday due to a strike by pilots fearing job losses when company pl...

Janell Ross

N.Y. Building Cleaners Poised to Strike | Janell Ross | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

Workers who clean more than 1,500 buildings in New York -- including iconic facilities such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and the T...

Lila Shapiro

Ex-Walmart Associate To 'Occupy' Protesters: Take On 'The Face Of The 1 Percent' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- On Friday afternoon in Zuccotti Park, Sandy Carpenter, a former Walmart 'associate,' held a brief teach-in about her former employer -- "t...

Unity Is Strength for Progressives

Amy B. Dean | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Business and liberal elites have long invested in developing collaborative leadership. In Occupy Wall Street and beyond, grassroots progressives are now getting into the game of working together.

Labor Board Accuses Target Of Threatening Workers Before Union Vote

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

More evidence has come to light indicating that Target might have threatened to close one its New York stores if workers decided to unionize, accordin...

Labor Union Targets Vulnerable Republicans In Ads

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's largest labor unions, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, will begin the airing an ad...

UAW Rejects Deal With Defense Contracter For Second Time

Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Workers at defense contractor Oshkosh Corp turned down a new five-year contract offer from the company for a second...

Labor's Success Fuels Decline

Al Checchi | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

In a "what have you done for me lately" world, there is little that labor can now offer and it is increasingly difficult to envision future circumstances for reversing its sagging political and economic fortunes.

Are You Kidding? Estonia Is Ahead of Us?

David Macaray | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
David Macaray

Instead of seeing ourselves, collectively, as a "country" -- a society, a culture, a national community -- we now see ourselves as an economic arena where there are only winners and losers.

SoCal Grocery Workers To Vote On Strike-Averting Deal

Posted 11.24.2011 | Business

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Southern California shoppers should soon learn whether their grocery aisles will remain open as another wave o...