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What it's Like to Be Part of the Longest Academic Strike in Oregon's History

Meaghan Emery | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Meaghan Emery

I am a graduate student currently on strike in Eugene, Oregon. Our union is asking for fair wages and paid leave for medical emergencies or for the birth or adoption of a new child -- pretty basic, right?

Greek Journalists On Strike

AP | Posted 11.26.2014 | Media

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists are on a 24-hour strike, pulling all newscasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike against ...

I Really Love My University, Which Is Why I'm Going on Strike

Meaghan Emery | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Meaghan Emery

This university administration has an amazing opportunity to make an even better workplace for the amazing and diverse graduate student body it employs, but it seems to need a little bit of a push in that direction.

Why Is Ferguson Like George Pullman's Grave?

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Pullman had to be buried in a coffin covered in tar paper and asphalt, enclosed in a room-sized block of concrete, reinforced with railroad ties. Workers probably wouldn't have desecrated his grave, but if you'd been hated that thoroughly and justifiably, would you take chances?

Striking Professors At General Theological Seminary Respond Positively To School's Offer

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion

The eight General Theological Seminary professors who have been on strike over working conditions at the New York City school have tentatively agreed ...

What The Hell Is Happening At General Theological Seminary?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion

Faculty members at the country’s oldest Episcopal seminary are facing off against the school’s President, blasting him for his allegedly bullying,...

Workers Fight for Fair Wages and Will Win

Michael Stewart | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Michael Stewart

On a cold November morning in 2012, some 200 fast food workers at places like McDonald's and Burger King started an improbable journey with a one-day strike at a handful of restaurants to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

Why the Decrease in Unions and Defined Benefit Retirement Plans Hurts Us All

Don McNay | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Is there a correlation between the drop in unions and the drop in defined benefits plans? It certainly seems like it. As defined benefit plans are going away, so is the safety net for older Americans. Most bankruptcy filers are under age 54, but there is a steady rise in bankruptcies of people over age 55.

'It's Not A Question Of Economics Anymore. It's A Question Of Morality.'

Capital and Main | Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. It’s 5:45 a.m. on Wednes...

Where Are the "Disrupters" for Labor on College Campuses?

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Take a fresh look at the labor movement. You could be organizers who make the case for union membership, or push for laws that help college students and working families.

Why He Was In Memphis

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Most Americans today know that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was killed 46 years ago -- on April 4, 1968 -- in Memphis, Tennessee. But fewer know why he was there.

Arthur Delaney

Pentagon Strikers Seek To Pressure Obama Before State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jerome Hardy said he's cooked and cleaned at the Pentagon's Center Court Cafe for eight years and never received a raise. He makes $9 an...

The Real Bread and Roses Strike Story Missing From Textbooks

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

The 1912 Bread and Roses Strike in Lawrence, Mass., was one of the most significant struggles in U.S. labor history due to its level of organization and collaboration across ethnic and gender lines. Despite its incredible organization, the pivotal 1912 Bread and Roses Strike is not mentioned at all in 10 out of 12 major U.S. history textbooks.

Angry Workers Swarm Seoul's Streets, Demand President Resign

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

South Korea may best be known for slick electronics and saccharine pop tunes, but less of that stereotypical effervescence was present in Seoul in Dec...

Fast Food Walkout

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Jeff Danziger

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Baseballs for Hugo Chavez: All in a Day's Work for Bill Richardson

Mehroz Baig | Posted 12.23.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

In addition to his tips on negotiating, Richardson also had advice for President Obama, after seeing the government shutdown and last-minute deal making in Washington.

San Francisco Transit Workers Announce Strike, Again

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — People in the San Francisco Bay area faced a frustrating Friday commute as workers for the region's largest transit system wa...

Bay Area Public Transit Workers Announce Strike

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The contentious talks between the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its two largest uni...

Reflections on the Anniversary of the Chicago Teachers Strike

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

The strike lasted seven days. Seven days of marching. Seven days of organizing parents. Seven days of laughter. Seven days of tears.

From Wendy's to Walmart: Workers Fight for Our Future

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Charlene Obernauer

All across the country, workers from Wendy's to Walmart are protesting for better working conditions.

Ashley Balcerzak

Federal Contract Workers Demand Living Wage In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of more than 100 federal contract workers and demonstrators marched outside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the...

Death of a Union Firebrand

David Macaray | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business
David Macaray

Let's be clear about what Richard Gregory ("Richie") Phillips did for and to the umpires. What he did for them was single-handedly turn major league umpires into the gold standard of sports officiating, both enriching them monetarily and guaranteeing them the right to work with dignity.

The Fast Food Worker Strike Highlights the Need for Cooperation on Education Reform

Kate Casas | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Kate Casas

I support the right of the fast food workers to organize, and I believe whole-heartedly that Americans deserve to make a living wage. But I also hope for a day when we have an education system that fulfills its promise to provide a quality education for everyone.

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Worker Strikes, Is Fired 6 Months Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Business

On the day before Thanksgiving last year, Vanessa Ferreira went on strike at her Walmart store in St. Cloud, Fla. As HuffPost reported at the time, sh...

Amazon Workers Strike

AP | Posted 07.27.2013 | Business

BERLIN (AP) — Amazon's German workers are staging a short-term strike in a push for higher wages. The ver.di union said Monday employ...