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Dave Jamieson

Labor Unions Get Some Good News

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Despite long-term declines in union membership, the proportion of U.S. workers who belong to a labor union held steady overall last year...

One Totally Overlooked Middle Class Problem

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

This week the Census Bureau reported the latest depressing decline in middle-class incomes during the so-called economic recovery. But it may have mis...

Unions and Corporations: Failing to Unite, United to Fail

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Dale Hansen

The truth is both entities want the companies to succeed and until we start seeing corporations and unions as two sides of the same coin, we will continue to fight a useless rhetorical war where union leaders pay is inexplicably considered an important talking point.

Unions in America: 2012 Data

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Even as the labor market expanded in 2012, union membership fell again, both in the private and public sectors, according to data released this morning by the BLS.

Dave Jamieson

Bad News For American Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Driven by widespread job losses in the public sector, the number of American workers belonging to a labor union has dropped to a record ...

Unions Matter More Than Ever

Edward M. Smith | Posted 08.27.2012 | DC
Edward M. Smith

If we want to do something about this nation's inequality, if we want to rebuild the middle class and if we want to train the greatest work force the world has ever seen, we need unions. Unions matter today more than ever.

Joy Resmovits

NEA's Dennis Van Roekel: We Can't Accept Unqualified Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself. "Instead of waiting for someone to tel...

Want To Close The Income Gap? Here's An Idea

Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

Looking for a way to close the gap between the rich and poor? Give boosting union membership a shot. The dramatic rise in inequality has correspon...

Latino Voters Double In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 05.25.2012 | Latino Voices

The number of registered Latino voters living in North Carolina has doubled in the last four years, likely cementing North Carolina’s status as a sw...

Union Membership Grew Slightly Last Year, After Years Of Decline

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Union membership grew slightly last year, giving labor leaders hope that a period of steep declines has finally bottomed out. The numbe...

7 Reasons You Should Join a Union

David Macaray | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
David Macaray

Generally speaking, union jobs pay significantly more than non-union jobs. You want to be part of the American middle-class? Join a union.

Do We Need a Heavy Dose of Street Theater?

David Macaray | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
David Macaray

There is nothing that Big Business, Wall Street, and the wealthy fear more than worker solidarity, whether in the form of street protests or general strikes. Which is why they continue to demonize organized labor.

Adventist Wins Fight Not To Join Union

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ron Csillag Religion News Service TORONTO -- A labor relations board in Canada has granted an Adventist worker the right to not join a union becau...

Union Membership Increases After Years Of Decline

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After years of decline, Illinois union ranks in 2008 grew by 97,000 workers. [...] The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that membership in I...

Union Membership Rises For Second Straight Year

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Union membership jumped to 12.4 percent of the nation's work force last year, amid widespread job losses and credit woes. The rank...