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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 09.28.2014 | 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

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 ...

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.

Lighting a Candle

Carl Pope | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The horse and buggy did not vanish because of animal rights protests -- it took the internal combustion engine to sweep the deck. Climate needs to be thought of that way -- and too often we fall back into our old habits.

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...

Dave Jamieson

Can This Guy Help Turn Around Organized Labor?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last time Tefere Gebre was employed at the AFL-CIO headquarters in D.C., in the mid 1990s, he worked out of a scrappy basement offic...

Dave Jamieson

Labor To Dems: We'll End Your Career If You Cut Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With fresh Capitol Hill budget battles on the horizon, the head of the leading labor federation planned to issue a blistering warning to...

Dave Jamieson

Unions Roll Out Their New Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of its efforts to rejuvenate the labor movement and reach more young people, the AFL-CIO is entering a formal partnership with a...

A Formula for Reawakening Labor: Capitalism, Communities and Cooperatives

Frank Islam | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Frank Islam

Based upon the rhetoric at the quadrennial labor convention held in Los Angeles this week, it appears that the labor movement will be trying new thing...

Congress Shouldn't Leave Immigration Bill Behind This September

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

This month, the prospect of attacks on Syria has once again nudged immigration reform to the back burner in Congress. Is immigration reform doomed to failure once again?

In Los Angeles, Labor Redefines Itself

Michael Winship | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

"It's time to turn America right side up!" AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka exhorted those in attendance at the labor alliance's quadrennial convention in Los Angeles on Monday.

Warren Rails On 'Pro-Corporate' Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

In a speech at an AFL-CIO convention on Sunday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized the Supreme Court for being too right-wing and serving the ...

Warren Rails On 'Pro-Corporate' Supreme Court

Politico | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka denounced the United States Supreme Court on Sunday as a righ...

Dave Jamieson

Organized Labor Looks For Some New Friends

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The past year hasn't been easy for organized labor. Union density dipped to a historic low of just 6.6 percent of the private sector. Mi...

Another State Takes Step Toward Citizens United Vote

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Add another state to the list of those taking action toward a vote to overturn Citizens United. According to a Wednesday Wisconsin Democracy Campai...

Dave Jamieson

Shake-up At The Nation's Leading Labor Federation

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arlene Holt Baker, the AFL-CIO's executive vice president since 2007, told colleagues in a meeting Wednesday that she would be leaving t...

Inaction on NLRB Confirmations Is Simply Wrong

Richard Trumka | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Anti-worker Republicans are using Richard Griffin and Sharon Block as pawns in their political games, and it's just wrong -- especially when it means a law enforcement agency that protects workers is shutting down.

Dave Jamieson

Major Union To Rejoin Forces With Largest Labor Federation

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After leaving the nation's largest labor federation eight years ago, the United Food and Commercial Workers union is looking to rejoin t...

Are Union Leaders Richard Trumka and Cecil Roberts Murderers?

Laurence Leamer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Trumka is an ambitious, smart man and it was unthinkable that he or other UMWA leaders would hire a contract killer as Blankenship suggests may have happened.

"The Things Which Unite Us"

Carl Pope | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Trumka lays down a searing challenge to the right-wing economic royalists who are funding climate change denial: "We must embrace science, and I am here to say that climate change is real and climate change is dangerous."

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Liberals Hammer Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A couple of days to think about President Barack Obama's proposal to cut Social Security hasn't done much to calm liberals furious about...

Business, Labor Get Deal On Worker Program, Source Says

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Big business and labor have struck a deal on a new low-skilled worker program, removing the biggest hurdle to completion of sweepin...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Unions Take Stock As Numbers Dwindle

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Just as the percentage of Americans belonging to a union has fallen to a historic low, the leader of the largest labor federation in the country on Th...

We Must Seize Opportunities to Make Immigration Reform a Reality

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

The AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce came together and produced a set of principles that should guide all discussions on the future flow of workers into this country. The concessions are notable, but the common ground is even more remarkable.