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Dave Jamieson

In Pittsburgh, Mass Protests Over The Booming Health Care Sector's 'Poverty Wages'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

Hundreds of demonstrators poured into downtown Pittsburgh Monday to protest low wages at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, escalating a two...

My Thanksgiving Prayer: May Obamacare Be the Beginning of the End of Economic 'Exclusion'

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

As I sit down to a Thanksgiving feast I ache and pray for millions of Americans who won't be able to obtain health coverage because, as Pope Francis notes, we treat people as "leftovers."

Advocates Fasting for Families Embody the Strength and Determination of the Immigration Reform Movement

Janet Murguía | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

This week I visited the National Mall and walked into a tent with a sign that said "Day 9 of Fasting." Inside sat a group of advocates who have been fasting to draw attention to the impact of our broken immigration system. Sometimes the quietest acts of protest can be the most powerful.

CAP Anniversary Celebration: Where Walmart And Labor Unions Come Together

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought down the curtain on the celebration of the Center for American Progress' 10-year anniv...

Labor Union Bypasses Obamacare Webiste To Reach Uninsured

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - As the Obama administration scrambles to fix a balky healthcare website that has frust...

Activists Confront Financial Titans Larry Fink and William Gross

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Two activists who have been on the front lines of the battle against Wall Street's predatory practices confronted two of the world's wealthiest and most powerful financial titans.

Labor Day Is a Time to Mobilize

Ralph Nader | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The meaning Labor Day has been dulled by both rampant commercialism and public apathy. Shouldn't Labor Day be a time to gather, contemplate and celebrate more just treatment of all those who toil without proper recognition or compensation?

A Common Enemy

The New York Times | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

Alarmed by Eliot Spitzer’s momentum in his unexpected bid to win citywide office, an unlikely coalition of business leaders, women’s groups and la...

Labor Group Makes Big Ad Buy For Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

The Service Employees International Union made a seven-figure ad buy on Tuesday in support of comprehensive immigration reform, touting it from the pe...

Uninsured Health Care Workers Push For Medicaid Expansion

Sun Sentinel | Maria Mallory White | Posted 06.20.2013 | Miami

It's an expensive irony: Health care workers who can't afford health insurance, but in Florida that is the plight of some full-time employees of local...

The Big Do-Over at Kaiser

Steve Early | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Steve Early

If SEIU is ousted when ballots are counted in early May, this once fast-growing union will suffer a greater membership loss in a single election than it did all last year when it shrunk by 43,000 members.

Labor Group Launches Big Immigration Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

The Service Employees International Union will begin to air $300,000 in ads nationwide on Wednesday to call for a pathway to citizenship for undocumen...

Elise Foley

Latino Groups: 2014 Won't Be Pretty For Immigration Reform Opponents

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Amanda Terkel

Michelle Obama Touts Early Voting In Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WAUSAU, Wis. -- First lady Michelle Obama was in Wisconsin on Friday, revving up supporters just three days before Badger State residents can go to th...

Alabama Immigration Law Causes Labor Shortage, Forces Importation Of Immigrants

AP/HuffPost | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Mexican government is reviewing a labor union's complaint that Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants violates an internat...

Obama Spanish-Language Ad: Mitt Romney Opposed First Latina Supreme Court Justice

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign touted his appointment of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor -- and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's opposition to it -- i...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Eliminate Big Obama Advantage

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs and conservative non-profit groups have helped Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blunt the massive television adv...

Spanish-Language Ad Asks Romney To Show His Papers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

Time to show your papers, pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action and labor group Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will tell Mitt Romn...

UIC Workers Will Strike Starting May 30

Posted 05.27.2012 | Chicago

More than 80 percent of University of Illinois Chicago medical support staff will engage in a three-day strike starting May 30 unless they reach a new...

UIC Workers Agree To Strike: Hundreds Of Support Staff Will Walk Out

Posted 05.11.2012 | Chicago

More than 80 percent of University of Illinois Chicago medical support staff voted to strike if management refuses to offer them wage increases. A ...

UIC Workers Union To Vote On Strike After Contract Negotiations Stall

Posted 05.07.2012 | Chicago

Roughly 500 workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will decide whether to strike this week after months of unproductive contract negotiation...

Civil Rights Groups Urge Automakers to Take a Stand Against HB 56

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Alabama legislators chose to trample on the civil rights of state citizens, enacting a law that encourages racial profiling, punishes innocent children, and jeopardizes the entire economic well-being of the state.

Marine Fights Freddie Mac to Save His Home

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

"I didn't do anything wrong. I'm doing this for my family and for the millions of other families in similar situations. We can't let the Wall Street banks and Freddie Mac get away with these kinds of practices."

PHOTOS: Financial District Workers, Activists March Against Inequality

Posted 03.27.2012 | Miami

While Republican frontrunners Mitt Romney and New Gingrich made campaign stops in Miami Wednesday, hundreds of people marched in solidarity with predo...