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Unions Accuse McConnell Of 'Inflicting Pain On Millions'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Some of the largest public-sector unions in the country renewed their attack on congressional Republicans over sequestration Thursday, making a six-fi...

What Gets Attention vs. Who Will Get Attention on Immigration

Eliseo Medina | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

The message to Congress in the ad is very simple: The critical voices of Latinos who helped deliver a mandate for commonsense immigration reform in November's election are going to keep raising their voices as Congress begins the debate.

Don't Pull Up the Ladder

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

As the nation heads toward a multicultural, multiracial future, sustained growth hinges on our ability to apply everyone's talents and creativity to building the next economy.

Dave Jamieson

Is Obama's Minimum Wage Proposal Too Low? | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the White House developed its new proposal to raise the federal minimum wage, there was at least one core constituency of President O...

Elise Foley

Citizenship Campaign Launches To Push For Swift Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of human rights groups and labor organizations will band together to push for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigra...

Progress Is Still Possible for Workers Battling an Unfair System

Gerry Hudson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

Too many working people across the country have to hope for overtime, string together two or three jobs or rely on public benefits to financially stay afloat. Contractors and corporations are reaping the benefits of a productive workforce yet they aren't equitably sharing those rewards.

No Drama, Just the Right Reasons for Labor and Big Business to Seek Commonsense Immigration Reform

Eliseo Medina | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

If the odd fellows odd fellows of Big Business and Labor can try to work together, there is no reason why Congress can't see that we can live up to our forefathers' expectations by fully integrating our immigrant communities into the nation.

The Judicial Attack on Labor

Roy Ulrich | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Roy Ulrich

Just this past week, the National Labor Relations Board was put in legal limbo as a result of a federal appeals court ruling that President Obama's recess appointments to the Board were invalid.

Immigration Reform Is a Civil Rights Issue

Gerry Hudson | Posted 03.30.2013 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

Immigration reform is not about race or ethnicity. It is about building national unity and economic strength, the spirit of hard work, and common-sense solutions that are equal and fair for everyone no matter where they come from.

Elise Foley

Labor Groups: Immigration Reform Won't Fail Because Of Us | Elise Foley | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Wednesday that labor unions could kill comprehensive immigration reform unless President Barack Obama ...

Elise Foley

Majority Of Voters Support Pathway To Citizenship | Elise Foley | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of voters support immigration reform that would give a pathway to citizenship to undocumented immigrants, bolstering the idea...

Health Group Unites Labor Groups

Steve Early | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Steve Early

Two of the biggest U.S. strikes in the last 16 months were conducted by members of the California Nurses Association (CNA) and the National Union of H...

Beware of False Slogans Such as 'Right to Work'

Gerry Hudson | Posted 03.10.2013 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

More than 50 years after Dr. King warned of being "fooled by false slogans" such as "right to work," working people are facing a string of coordinated, corporate-backed attacks. But what the wealthy special interests don't have behind them are numbers.

Dave Jamieson

Major Health Care Unions Join Forces | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Two major health care worker unions entered into a formal affiliation in California on Thursday, arguing that they could better fight concessions soug...

Adelson gave $40 million to super PACs in final weeks of election

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel and Andrea FullerThe Center for Public IntegrityBillionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and family poured nearly $40 million in...

Dave Jamieson

Unions Firm Against Social Security Cuts | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With cuts to Social Security looking more likely, a group of national labor unions is rolling out another blitz of television ads on the...

Elise Foley

Latino Groups: 2014 Won't Be Pretty For Immigration Reform Opponents | Elise Foley | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Latino leaders gave a warning Wednesday to members of Congress who oppose comprehensive immigration reform: voters are watching, and the...

Bidding Adieu to SEIU: Lessons for Young Labor Organizers?

Steve Early | Posted 02.06.2013 | Books
Steve Early

Few modern unions have done more outside hiring than the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), America's second largest labor organization. ...

Improving Low-Wage Work

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Despite the clear national interest, low-wage jobs were an important topic missing from the long election season's discourse.

LAX Workers' Protest Expected To Worsen Holiday Traffic

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.20.2012 | Los Angeles

Workers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) plan to march on Wednesday -- one of the busiest travel days of the year -- to protest a company th...

Holding on to a Sliver of the American Dream

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

In the 2012 presidential election, voters put forth a clear mandate: We want a more prosperous country, where everyone can work for a living, support their families and have a fair shot at a better life.

Sam Stein

Unions Launch Major Fiscal Cliff Ad Campaign, Targeting Democrats | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A coalition of top labor organizations is launching a major ad campaign targeting House Republicans and a group of Senate Democrats center...

Yes on 30 & No on 32: Moving California Forward

Laphonza Butler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

Propositions 30 and 32 are pivotal for the future of education, public safety and the voice of hard-working families in our state. They both carry major implications for the future of California.

Paul Blumenthal

The Biggest Donor In Recent History | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, among those whose contributions are disclosed, is far and away the largest donor to independent politica...

Wheelchair-bound Homeowner With Breast Cancer Pledges to Fight Bank Eviction

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

California is ground zero in the battle between homeowners and Wall Street.