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'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...

Arthur Delaney

Low-Wage Strikes Come To Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tyrika Meade started working at the sunglass stand in Union Station six weeks ago. She said she earns $8.25 an hour on an irregular sche...

Stand With Low-Wage Workers

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Edwin D. Hill

We have everything to gain by supporting men and women who are putting a human face on the statistics about growing inequality in America. We all lose because the polarization of wealth threatens our economy and our democracy.

Eight Questions With Newsies' Director Jeff Calhoun

Danny Groner | Posted 06.25.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

Newsies on Broadway is an absolute joy to see. The music and choreography help make it a modern classic, but what stands out most is the immaculate set that caters to and escorts in a New York unseen since the turn of the 20th century.

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food, Retail Strikes Expected In Chicago

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

Labor groups are predicting that hundreds of Chicago-area fast-food and retail workers will walk off the job for a one-day strike on Wednesday, just w...

Police Officers Strike in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Predictable. The police have gone on strike in Honduras... well, at least in seven districts of Tegucigalpa. It's unclear how many of the 2,500 police...

Major Crisis Averted

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Port operators along the East Coast have reached a tentative deal on a new contract with the union for longshoremen, averting a possible...

Thousands Of Workers Strike At Coca-Cola Factories

AP | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

BERLIN -- Thousands of Coca-Cola employees in Germany are staging short-term warning strikes this week in a dispute over wages. Workers at two Coca-C...

School Bus Strike, Mayoral Control and Girls Who Code on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke with Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union on the city's first school bus strike since 1979.