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Here's The Letter Calling On Mark Zuckerberg To Help 'Servant'-Like Bus Drivers

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business

Facebook's bus drivers are treated like "servants" who shuttle the company's "noblemen" employees to and from work every day, according to a letter se...

Dave Jamieson

California Enacts Landmark Law For Temp Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

The state of California just took a big step toward curbing the abuse of temporary workers. On Sunday night, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill in...

Dave Jamieson

American Airlines, US Airways Workers Vote Overwhelmingly To Join Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of service agents at American Airlines unionized with their new colleagues at U.S. Airways on Tuesday, making the most of last...

Trade Deals Set Their Sights on Public Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

For much of this decade, Tea Party-backed lawmakers have been at war with public sector employees across the country. They've tried, and in a few cases succeeded, in taking away public servants' ability to collectively bargain. But now the battle is going abroad.

The Teamsters of New York Are Speaking Out About Climate Change

George Miranda | Posted 09.11.2014 | New York
George Miranda

It's the Teamsters' job to carry the heavy loads. So I'm proud to stand up, march, and carry this message of environmental justice and economic prosperity through action on climate change.

'My Horse For A Kingdom:' Mayor de Blasio and the Tyranny of Denial

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Sandi Bachom

After 10 months of filming New York's Greatest Living Icons, the gentle carriage horses, those who love them... and those who hate them, I can say, without equivocation, there is no abuse, no cruelty of any kind, only love...and lots of carrots.

Dave Jamieson

Union Busters At Major U.S. Companies Caught On Tape

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

One day last fall, employees of Iron Mountain, a Boston-based records management company, were subjected to what union organizers like to call a capti...

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

Don McNay | Posted 08.30.2014 | 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.

Weary U.S. Workers Are Still Experiencing Hard Times

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Labor Day is seen as a day of rest for many hardworking Americans. But for a growing set of U.S. workers, there is no break from trying to earn enough to support their families. Despite a dip in unemployment during the past few years, low pay continues to plague many employees while their corporate bosses rake in record profits.

Footwear Giant Skechers Can Run, but It Can't Hide From Abusive Labor Practices

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Peter Dreier

A report released Wednesday by the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) exposes the huge gap between Skechers' carefully crafted image as a hip retailer and the reality of a company for whom truck drivers and warehouse workers labor under harsh, stressful, and exploitative conditions.

It's Time to Terminate Temp Abuse, Pass Calif. Bill AB 1897

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Fueled by the growth of "perma-temp" workers who toil for years at the same job for low wages, few if any benefits and with no protections, thousands of employees are increasingly being left behind while their companies reap the benefits of their hard work.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Senator Under Fire Over Truck Safety After Tracy Morgan Crash

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Two days after a tractor-trailer crashed into Tracy Morgan's limousine, killing a passenger, road safety advocates hammered Sen. Susan Collins (R-Main...

Food Industry Giant's Walmart-Style Labor Practices Leave Bad Taste in Mouth

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Julie Gutman Dickinson

When you hear about poverty wages and extreme anti-union tactics practiced by the largest company of its kind in the world, it's natural to think of Walmart. But California-based Taylor Farms is giving the retail giant a run for its money.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pro-Keystone Group: Scott Brown Lied To Our Face

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown can't win for losing. After helping torpedo Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's (D-N.H.) energy efficiency legislation, he is now being hi...

'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...

Cerberus Loots Bankrupt Airline's Health Care Account

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

We don't know how much was in that account. We do know it barely amounted to pocket change for Cerberus, which stands to profit handsomely from the wind-down of World Airways and the sale of assets from a sister airline.

Republic Nuclear Dump Fire Threatens Investors, Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Since 2010, a landfill fire has been moving toward 8,700 tons of unlined illegally dumped radioactive waste in Bridgeton, Missouri. The site is in the middle of working-class neighborhoods, right next to the Saint Louis airport, and near a hospital, schools and a great number of businesses.

America's Sweatshops on Wheels Find a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

It's been a long, dark road for America's port truck drivers, but finally there's a light at the end of the tunnel. It won't happen overnight, but the nation's port truck drivers are leading the way for all American workers to once again have a shot at the American Dream.

UPS Fires Hundreds Of Workers Who Defended Fired Colleague

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

UPS, one of the world's largest shipping and logistics companies, has decided to fire 250 workers who staged a 90-minute protest in February. The prot...

Cesar Chavez's Legacy

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

When Chavez left his job as a community organizer in San Jose in 1962 and moved to rural Delano to try, once again, to bring a union to California's lettuce and grape fields, even his closest friends figured he was delusional.

Dave Jamieson

An Exploited Workforce Comes One Step Closer To Unionizing

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business

A port trucking company in California has been ordered to hang a small notice that could become a big deal. As part of a settlement with the Teamst...

Here's 30 Billion Reasons Why Mexican Trucks Are No Joke

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

This is not the time for America to be signing off on new trade deals that could worsen the problem. The appeal made by Mexican truckers will only be a drop in the bucket of what is to come if this 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal comes to fruition.

NAFTA Shows the Damage Fast Track Could Bring

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Congress will kick off 2014 by likely considering legislation that would allow bum trade deals to speed through Capitol Hill with little debate and no amendments. The Teamsters and others have been vocal on what a bad idea that would be. And it isn't hard to prove why.

It's Time to End the Secrecy Surrounding TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

There needs to be more certainty for policymakers and the public if they are going to go along with such a deal. Americans deserve a bigger say in their future.

Corporate America: 'Have You No Sense of Decency?'

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Today the Teamsters and American workers face a moment of reckoning. The time has come where people must stand up and say enough is enough to companies that seek to take advantage of employees and taxpayers.