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Labor Union Weighs Boycott Of Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a looming vote that already has stirred passions on California campuses, a labor union representing graduate students in the state un...

Union Members Irate After Their Photo Appears In GOP Candidate's Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Michigan union workers were irate to find their image was used in a political attack ad in which they appear to support Republican Senate candidate Te...

Partners for the Future

Michael Brune | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

I was honored to be invited to speak to the United Auto Workers in Detroit at their convention this week. Even though the Sierra Club and the UAW have been working together for years, some people don't know we're natural allies.

Brothers On The Line: New Documentary Explores Dramatic Fight for Worker's Rights

Kristin McCracken | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

After watching Sasha Reuther's riveting documentary Brothers on the Line, I realize that every education has a significant gap or two, and one of mine involved the fascinating and rich history of labor in America.

Dave Jamieson

Messy Union Battle Comes To An End

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business

The United Auto Workers union announced Monday that it withdrew its challenge to the closely watched Volkswagen union election that took place in Tenn...

Unions Labeled. Workers Trapped.

Frank Islam | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

American unions came into existence because they were a necessity to create balance in an economic system that was out of balance. We have similar circumstances today.

The Republicans' Private-life Paradox

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

For decades, one of the core principles of the Republican Party was that the government should be less involved in making decisions for the populace. Unfortunately, the actions of Republican legislators suggest that this principle only applies when Democrats are the ones making the rules.

At Tennessee Volkswagen Plant, National Opposition to UAW Signals a New Normal

David Uberti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
David Uberti

From billboards linking the UAW and Detroit to a state senator's warnings that unionization could threaten the plant's tax incentives, the battle lines between pro- and anti-union forces extended far past the Chattanooga factory floor where about 1,500 workers toil each day.

Dave Jamieson

Senator Declares Himself 'Public Enemy Number One' Of Labor Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Auto Workers union may feel that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) interfered in its election at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga ea...

'The Wrong Side of History'

Carl Pope | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

Apart from the outcome, the VW organizing drive revealed precisely how hollow conservative objections to government taking sides are -- it's all about what side government takes.

Dave Jamieson

After Devastating Loss, Union Makes Huge Move Against GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- After a narrow and devastating loss at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant last week, the United Auto Workers union has asked the federal l...

Turns Out Anti-Union Volkswagen Workers May Have Screwed Themselves And The South

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Volkswagen employees may have made a huge mistake when they rejected union membership on Friday. Employees at VW's Chattanooga plant voted against ...

Dave Jamieson

Did Unions Suffer A Massive Loss Because Of GOP Meddling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Tennessee Volkswagen workers were voting last week on whether or not to have the United Auto Workers represent them, Sen. Bob Corker ...

Senator Corker Must Be Held Accountable for Attacking VW Workers

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Civil rights and human rights groups, democracy groups, and progressive labor all need to rally against Corker and his allies and on behalf of the courageous leaders of the UAW in the Chattanooga plant.

'Joe The Plumber' Gets A Union Job

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber," who gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential election, announced Sunday on his personal...

Here's Why America's Top Auto Union Just Suffered A Devastating Loss

In These Times | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business

“I am excited,” auto worker Justin King told me as he put on his cowboy boots to get ready for the victory party planned for late Friday night. At...

Scary Chattanoogan Billboards: Swaying 86 People With Mystery Money and Veiled Threats

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Yesterday in Tennessee, in a narrow vote swung by just six percent, the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize the Chattanooga Volkswagen workers fell short, 712-626. The 'yes' votes began to fade away in the final two weeks due to a barrage of billboards like the following...

GOP Denies Workers' Right to Unionize

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans believe, for example, that business should be free from the kind of government regulation that would prevent chemical companies from spewing poison into West Virginia drinking water. When it comes to freedom for workers, though, the GOP is all about squelching that.

GOPers Know Best - NOT

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the radio version of Father Knows Best, the patriarch was an arrogant potentate. He would say, for example, "What a bunch of stupid children I have!" That is how Republicans have always regarded workers. Now they've revealed they feel the same way about CEOs.

Southern Republicans Face Dreadful Prospect

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republic...

VIDEO: Keeping the Dream Alive for American Democracy

Philip Radford | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

Tomorrow, the progressive movement will stand together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington because we want to protect working families, keep our air and water clean, and ensure justice for every American.

David Sands

The Fight-Within-A-Fight That Changed The UAW And Civil Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 03.01.2013 | Detroit

During last December's right-to-work showdown in Michigan, a vocal African-American presence stood out among those opposing the ultimately successful ...

Labor and Immigrant Groups Can Move Forward Together

Neal Sweeney | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Neal Sweeney

Labor has a long history of organizing for social justice, from civil rights to LGBT rights to women's rights. Advocating for immigrants is the next step in the civil rights battles we fought over the second half of the last century.

The Conservatives Are Coming!

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The ink on the reports of the election results has barely dried and conservatives have already rolled out the first big post-election victory -- by enacting a so called "right to work" law in, of all places, Michigan.

Employees Caught Drinking, Smoking Pot At Work Back On The Job

Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit

Chrysler has reinstated more than a dozen Jefferson North assembly line workers who were filmed drinking and smoking pot during their breaks. The ...