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Can We Ever Have an Honest Conversation About Fixing Obamacare?

D. Taylor | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

A promise was made and a promise has been broken. And it has been broken to the very people Obamacare should be helping. The people that asked for our help to support them and their cause now need to fix the devastating consequences of their actions. It is quite simple.

Still Needed: Obamacare Fix for 20 Million Working People

D. Taylor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

This week we witnessed another administrative change to the ACA. The new ruling does nothing to address the problems Obamacare creates for people in non-profit self-funded plans, like the millions currently covered under Taft-Hartley coverage.

These Are Issues Unions Have Raised About Obamacare

D. Taylor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

Instead of working with us, the White House has tried to obfuscate the issue of the regulatory hurdles to Taft-Hartleys participating on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges by introducing an absurd and factually false claim that co-ops are somehow the same as Taft-Hartleys.

Dave Jamieson

You Might Think Airport Jobs Aren't So Bad. Think Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

BALTIMORE -- Yaseen Abdul-Malik has spent the last seven years working at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. His friends and family often rem...

High Court Passes On Contentious Case

AP | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't decide the legality of an agreement between a union and a Florida casino in which the business helped the ...

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.

Labor's Love Lost Over Obamacare?

Steve Early | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Steve Early

Just months before key ACA provisions go into effect, Obamacare is backfiring in multiple ways on a labor movement already battered and bruised. Contrary to repeated White House assurances, many unionized workers now face more, rather than fewer, health plan problems and costs.

Dave Jamieson

Unions Blast White House Over Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Signaling a growing rift between some unions and the White House over the Affordable Care Act, the Nevada State AFL-CIO passed a stingin...

Take Me Out to the Ball Game -- But Pay Me a Living Wage

Michael Winship | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

I know of some baseball employees who can relate to that kind of bargain basement salary, and they're in San Francisco, too. Their situation is yet another flagrant example of the vast and widening gap created by income inequality in America.

Why UNITE HERE Is Opposing Penny Pritzker's Nomination for the Secretary of Commerce

D. Taylor | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
D. Taylor

Our President has said many of the right things about improving the lives of working Americans, but Commerce Secretary nominee stands in stark contrast to his positions.

Airport Survey Reveals Workers, Passengers Demand Fresher Food

Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel

A new survey by Unite Here Local 1, which represents more than 1,100 cooks, servers, bartenders and baristas at Chicago's O'Hare airport, reveals that...

Working for Sustainability: Can Multinational Food Service Corporation Sodexo Measure Up?

Jeremy John | Posted 04.13.2013 | Food
Jeremy John

Unsustainable wages are not just a worker's problem: wages limit the opportunities for workers to participate in healthy and sustainable food economies

President Obama Must Speak the Word 'Union' Loudly

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

His fifth State of the Union speech this week gives President Obama a perfect opportunity to proclaim to all of America that he will preserve the freedom to engage in collective action. It's an important moment for him to say the word 'union' loudly.

Dave Jamieson

Commerce Secretary Rumors Rattle Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- In recent days, multiple news outlets -- from the Washington Post to the Chicago Sun-Times to Bloomberg -- have reported that Chicago bu...

Praying For A Holistic Food Movement In The Household Of God

Jeremy John | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Jeremy John

We are all parts of the globalized organism that is our food economy. We are pieces of a greater whole. In the service economy we play different roles, some of us are hands and some are mouths, but we are all interconnected in a living househol, that feeds and sustains every living thing.

Dave Jamieson

Low-Wage Hotel Workers Win Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

A group of low-wage Indianapolis hotel workers who sued their employer for allegedly shorting them on pay have settled a lawsuit they claim has helped...

Dave Jamieson

Immigration Activist Angers Labor Activists With Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Jose Antonio Vargas, the widely known journalist-turned-immigration-activist who penned the story "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" for The New Y...

Hyatt Hotels and the AAR/SBL: An Ethicist and a Biblical Scholar Walk Past A Boycott

Lillian Daniel | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

At a time when trust in religious organizations is at an all time low, it gives me hope that the professors who train the next generation of religious leaders are practicing what they preach.

Cole Stangler

Football Players Association Joins Coalition Boycotting Hyatt Hotels

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

To protest what it describes as abusive working conditions, a coalition of labor unions and progressive groups including the National Football League ...

Dave Jamieson

City Tries To Curb Hotels' Reliance On Temp Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

In a move that could stem the use of temp agencies in Indianapolis' hotel industry, city lawmakers have passed an ordinance that backers say would mak...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Tell Hyatt To Lighten Housekeepers' Load

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

After performing a series of hotel inspections, the federal agency that oversees workplace safety has sent a rare letter to the Hyatt Corporation reco...

Expanding Title VII to Cover Union Organizing

Jake Blumgart | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Jake Blumgart

Today, with unions weaker than ever before, and an influential wing of the Democratic Party shot through with anti-labor, pro-business ideology, it seems doubtful that even a carefully calibrated proposal like this could get through a Democratic-dominated Congress.

For Cesar Chavez Day, Can Pomona College Give Peace a Chance? Si, Se puede!

María Elena Durazo | Posted 05.31.2012 | Latino Voices
María Elena Durazo

The fight for a union at Pomona's dining hall continues, and unfortunately, so does the Pomona Administration's opposition.

Activists: Chicago's Richest Family Not Paying Enough Taxes

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A group of Chicago homeowners, hospitality workers and community leaders is calling on Chicago's wealthiest family to pay their fair ...

Airport Workers Fight For Job Security

Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago

Hundreds of workers from Chicago's Midway and O'Hare airports will descend on City Hall Wednesday morning to attend a City Council meeting on the turn...