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Dave Jamieson

Walmart Just Did Something Really Good For Its Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business

In her nearly two years with Walmart, Maya'Neisha Johnson has typically worked about 20 hours a week at her Western Arkansas store, while pursuing a b...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Warn Business They Consider Illegal To Stop Breaking Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The next time a pot shop gets a visit from the feds, it won't necessarily be from drug enforcement agents looking to shut the operation ...

New Alliances in California Senate Put California Plastic Bag Ban Back on Track

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 03.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Judging from the speeches made by California Senators Alex Padilla, Kevin de Leon, and Ricardo Lara at a press conference in Vernon on Friday, January 24th, statewide plastic bag legislation may well be "in the bag."

Dave Jamieson

Feds Accuse Walmart Of Breaking Labor Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- After failing to reach an agreement that would avoid litigation, the federal labor board issued a complaint against Walmart on Wednesday...

Wal-Mart Developer Files "Shill" Lawsuit Against Food Workers Union

Al Norman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Al Norman

A Pennsylvania-based developer is suing a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local for $1.5 million, alleging the union is using a "Shill Strategy" to line up neighbors to block his proposed Wal-Mart superstore.

Why the Fight at Walmart Matters

Joe Hansen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Joe Hansen

The "Walmart Economy" is a disaster for most Americans. That's why we should all be thankful that, during this holiday season, Walmart workers across the country are again leading the fight to change the way Walmart does business.

Dave Jamieson

Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Even Earn $25,000 Last Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.24.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As they seek to boost the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, House Democrats joined a group of Walmart employees on Cap...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Major Union To Rejoin Forces With Largest Labor Federation

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After leaving the nation's largest labor federation eight years ago, the United Food and Commercial Workers union is looking to rejoin t...

Anti-Whistleblower (AgGag) Laws Threaten Human Health, the Environment and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The industry's response to years of evidence of egregious, and often criminal, animal cruelty and of diseased and adulterated meat entering the market is to attempt to outlaw undercover investigations.

Christina Wilkie

Walmart Heir Accused Of Illegal Political Donations

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

An advocacy group on Friday filed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint alleging that Walmart heir Jim Walton violated campaign finance laws b...

Colo.'s Largest Union Endorses Legal Weed Amendment 64

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.15.2012 | Denver

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 7, Colorado's largest union representing 25,000 members in Colorado and Wyoming, endorsed Am...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Refs Return While Other Lockouts Grind On

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

Each week in Muscatine, Iowa, Tony Newton and his friends watch the trucks haul grain out of the local corn-processing plant, trying to gauge producti...

Dave Jamieson

Union Puts Bullseye Back On Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

Late last week, an administrative law judge in New York ruled that big-box retailer Target had violated labor law in the runup to a union election at ...

Lila Shapiro

Union Blasts Target Closure

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Back in June when workers at a Target store just outside New York City were about to vote on whether to unionize, employees received an ominous pamphl...

Lila Shapiro

The Walmart Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- In his struggle to organize Walmart's workers, Philip Meza spends a lot of his time in chain restaurants. On a recent morning on the ou...

Grocery Strike Averted In California

AP | Posted 11.24.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Southern California grocery employees have voted to ratify a new contract with supermarket chains, bringing an end to months of co...

Southland Grocery Workers Poised to Strike

David Macaray | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
David Macaray

Unless last minute negotiations result in management backing off their demand that health care benefits be drastically altered, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers are ready to walk off their jobs.

Lila Shapiro

WATCH: Tensions Rise Before Historic Union Vote At Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- On the day before a historic union vote at a Target outside New York City, tensions at the store -- among employees, management...

Lila Shapiro

American Labor's Next Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- Workers at a Target store in Long Island have a different twist on the discount retailer's famous catch phrase, "Expect More. P...

Macy's NYC Employees Could Strike For First Time In Nearly Forty Years

Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Phil Wahba and Roy Strom) - Workers at four New York City area Macy's Inc stores, including its Herald Square flagship, could strike lat...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Forced To Bend To Workers In South Africa

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Walmart, long known for its tough stance on labor, may be forced to make concessions to unions and suppliers in its bid for control of S...

Chicago Wal-Mart: Unions Ask Aldermen To Delay Vote After Meeting

suntimes.com | WV Cycling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Union leaders urged their City Council allies on Tuesday to put off today's showdown vote on Wal-Mart's planned Chicago expansion after their unpreced...

Chicago Wal-Mart: Aldermen Delay Showdown After Unions Request More Time

suntimes.com | Deric Bownds' MindBlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City Council's Zoning Committee put off a vote today on Wal-Mart's planned Chicago expansion, acting at the behest of labor leaders who want more ...

Wal-Mart Will Talk With Organized Labor About Community Benefits

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wal-Mart has agreed to hold an unprecedented face-to-face meeting with organized labor in a last-ditch attempt to break the stalemate that has stalled...