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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...

The U.S. Government Uses Sweatshops, Too

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Michelle Chen

While consumers may have been shocked to learn of The Gap or Benetton's latest designs strewn amid the wreckage of "death trap" factories, they might have missed another bit of debris: the label of the U.S. government.

Rejecting Scrooge-Like Transportation Budgets in 2014

Edward Wytkind | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The good news is that we can change course -- well, that is if the politicians find the will to do so. They must stop the brinksmanship, reject destructive austerity budgets and start investing in a long-term plan.

Ryan J. Reilly

Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin man who, for one minute, took part in an Anonymous-sponsored effort to overwhelm the website of Koch Industries has been sen...

Socialist Kshama Sawant Doesn't Call Obama Her Comrade (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Socialist Kshama Sawant, who was elected this year to the Seattle City Council, said Tuesday she does not count President Barack Obama as a comrade in...

Exploitation Remains the Name of the Game at Dell's Chinese Factories

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

The report, with support from U.S.-based China Labor Watch and in collaboration with other European consumer advocacy organizations, describes disturbing workplace troubles at factories that supply the computer giant Dell.

A Halloween Nightmare in Juárez

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

On October 24 in Ciudad Juárez, the Dulces Blueberry maquiladora, a low-wage manufacturing plant that specializes in American Halloween candy, turned...

Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Reforms Do Not Violate Workers' Constitutional Rights: Judge

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Wisconsin's controversial collective bargaining reforms do not violate the free speech and equal protection rights of p...

How I Met Your Brother

David Macaray | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
David Macaray

What, exactly, does it mean to have non-union workers join a union? Is it a purely symbolic or public relations gesture, or is there a practical side to it? Labor's problems are more serious than by-law changes.

Let's Change the Narrative Surrounding Education Reform

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Hillary Linardopoulos

I arrive at work early each day. I am accessible to my families day or night, and often get phone calls from parents and students in need of guidance. I am not saying this to complain. I have taught children for almost 10 years at de Burgos because I want to be there.

Fostering Civic Virtue

Terry Newell | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

In his Farewell Address, George Washington announced that he would leave the presidency after two terms. He spent the opening paragraphs justifying hi...

America's Class War: A Dispatch From the Front

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Once again, the facts speak for themselves: Unions are the first and last line of defense for America's workers.

Why Safer Food Workers Mean Safer Food

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Americans these days are nervous about what they eat, and they should be, what with outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, meat pumped with veterinary drug...

A More Democratic Foxconn? No One Told the Workers

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.18.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

With a workforce of more than one million, the electronics giant Foxconn has enough workers in its Chinese factories to fill a small country. So it's...

Right-to-Work Laws are Killing the American Dream

Larry Cohen | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Larry Cohen

The campaign to make Michigan a so-called "right to work" state is not really about individuals paying union dues. It's all about the 1 percent limiting the ability of working people to work together for a real voice on the job and better wages and conditions.

WATCH: Union Leader: Obama Should Help Workers Who Got Him Elected

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.14.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Larry Hanley, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union and member of the AFL-CIO's Executive Council, told HuffPost Live Thursday that President Bar...

How Republicans Issued Major Blow In Anti-Union Fight

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By Nick Carey and Bernie Woodall LANSING, Mich., Dec 13 (Reuters) - As a trained aerospace engineer, Patrick Colbeck applied his pench...

So Close

Wendy Strgar | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

Our universal longing to feel heard and the profound sense of relief we experience when we feel "felt" by someone speaks to this deep connection of love that transcends the immediate efforts of communication and transforms the intimate exchange into a timeless moment.

The Bottom Line? Zero TB Deaths -- NOW

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Though many have worked tirelessly for years, sometimes in a movement you hit a spot where things suddenly accelerate. And for the TB posse, that moment is now.

America's Working Families Won

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Election Day 2012 brought very good news for the working middle class, the Main Street movement and the American Dream. The American people sent a clear message that we will stand with a President who stands with all Americans.

Why Do Most People Think of Lincoln as an Anti-Slavery President When He Was Really More Pro-Unification?

Quora | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Matthew Pinsker, Pohanka Chair for Civil War History, Dickinson College The best way to answer this...

A Clear Choice for Workers

Joe Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Hansen

One candidate -- President Obama -- supports workers' rights and is committed to protecting them. The other -- Mitt Romney -- is out to destroy them. That's what at stake in this election.

You Can't Fool the People!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

After having the largest environmental judgment in history -- $19 billion -- handed down against them and held up under appeal, Chevron is fooling fewer and fewer people hardly any of the time these days.

Republicans Reject Union Workers But Respect Union Refs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans' reaction to last week's Monday Night Football debacle was record-breaking given their decades of hating on union workers.

Cole Stangler

The Labor Movement's Profound Effect On Politicians

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Politicians who come of age with the labor movement in their lives are more likely to advocate on behalf of worker-friendly policies, re...