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Dave Jamieson

What A Fired Qdoba Worker Tells Us About The Fast Food Strikes

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 4, Rosa Velasquez went on strike to protest low wages in the fast food industry. The following day, the 52-year-old grandmother ...

Lydia O'Connor

Labor Unions Blamed For Derailing Campaign Transparency Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

A California bill that supporters say could have shifted campaign finance into a new era of transparency was instead involuntarily withdrawn last week...

Dave Jamieson

Hundreds Arrested As Fast-Food Workers Strike Across The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- About two dozen of this city's fast-food workers marched Thursday afternoon to a street corner that's home to a McDonald's, a Wend...

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food Strikes Coming To 150 Cities, Organizers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

If Irvin Ortega doesn't show up for his scheduled shift at an Oakland McDonald's this week, it will mark the third time in the past year and a half th...

Why the Anti-Union Argument Loses Every Time

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

It is ugly individualism that underlies the political ideology of the rich industrialists who are spending billions in an effort to shred Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and who are attempting to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Unions are an impediment to their grand scheme, so they're coming after us with a vengeance.

Fast Food Workers Ramp Up Fight For Rights

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate ...

SEIU Targets House Republicans In New Immigration Ads

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

The Service Employees International Union launched a series of Spanish-language ads on Tuesday going after House Republicans for their failure on immi...

Dave Jamieson

Union Plows Ahead After Major SCOTUS Setback

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

After being dealt a major setback by the Supreme Court just two weeks ago, the Service Employees International Union is plowing ahead in its efforts t...

Americans Mourn Loss of Economic Independence

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Low wages, debts and dim prospects all subjugate. This is the condition of a shocking number of Americans as income inequality rises. And their economic desperation and subordination occurred by design.

There They Go Again

Eliseo Medina | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

You better believe, when immigration reform does pass, Republicans who spun the anti-immigrant PR will have to confront their decision to not act in elections and in the public opinion.

Dave Jamieson

Media Matters To 'Walk The Walk,' Let Employees Unionize

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Employees at the progressive media watchdog group Media Matters for America will soon vote on whether or not to join a union. Last w...

Dave Jamieson

Target Hands A Big Victory To Store Janitors

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business

Following a string of strikes and protests held by low-wage workers in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the Minnesota-based retailer Target has agreed to insert ...

Worldwide Fast-Food Protests Are Coming

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Labor organizers say they're planning another day of fast-food protests next week, with coordinated actions expected in the U.S. and...

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...