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Republicans Fight Union For College Football Players

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After holding a hearing to air their concerns over college football players unionizing, congressional Republicans took their opposition ...

Asian Steel Industry Eats America's Lunch

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the depth of the recession, some foreign countries made a simple calculation. They'd subsidize their steel industries even though that violates international trade rules. It paid off by keeping their citizens employed, paid and fed.

An Alliance Forged in Patriotism

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The death of the American steel industry is fine with the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Cato Institute. They say Americans should thank foreign states that violate international trade laws by subsidizing their steel industries.

Dehumanizing the Poor for Fun and Profit

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The average net worth of the 41 GOP senators who opposed the first minimum wage increase in half a decade is $6.26 million.

Lucky to Be Alive on Workers' Memorial Day

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Today, my union, the United Steelworkers, will toll a bell for each of the 33 Steelworkers killed on the job since last Workers' Memorial Day 12 months ago.

'Shut Up!' -- Really GOP?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The result of the Republican budget would be opportunity only for those who already have money. So, of course, the GOP had to try to kill a budget conceived under the proposition of opportunity for everyone.

Rights Only for the Right People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

All those rights Americans cherish, those fundamental human and political freedoms protected by the U.S. Constitution, Republicans contend those aren't really inalienable rights or anything solid or permanent like that.

Workers Can 'Don and Doff' Off the Clock, Says Court

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For workers in dangerous industries, safety should be non-negotiable. But the Supreme Court may have just given employers a little more leeway to put critical protections for workers on the table when bargaining over labor contracts.

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.

Dave Jamieson

How College Football Players Will Get Their Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This coming Friday, lawyers for Northwestern University football players are set to begin making their case to federal officials that th...

Northwestern University Football Players Form Their Own Team

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.05.2014 | Sports
Leo W. Gerard

For decades, college football players absorbed some pretty cheap shots from their schools and the NCAA.

Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Aim To Prevent The Next Deadly Chemical Plant Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies on Friday released new proposals meant to address safety concerns at chemical plants across the country, a response to ...

Republicans Feign Concern About Health of ACA

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In a shocking turn of events, Republicans now care about whether Americans have health insurance! It happened quite suddenly. The moment can be precisely pinpointed. It occurred early in the day of Oct. 1 when the media declared the launch of the Affordable Care Act website a fiasco.

Winning the Peace: The Post-Shutdown Challenge

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's a major victory. The shutdown's ending, the government isn't defaulting (at least not yet), and Democrats didn't yield in the face of threats and bullying. But what happens next could shape our fate for many years to come.

Dave Jamieson

Adjunct Professor's Sad Death Mobilizes Union Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.09.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- After the story of a former Duquesne University teacher who died in poverty went viral, adjunct professors and activists are petitionin...

Stop in the Name of Love - of Country

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The conduct of the New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in rehabilitating the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge can only be described as anti-American.

America Feeds the Rich

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The Farm Bill that is expected to pass the U.S. House this week explains income inequality in America. The Republican-sponsored proposal slashes food stamps for poor children and pads farm subsidies for wealthy agri-businessmen.

West Blast Obliterates Safety Lie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

You are not safe. Not at work. Not at home in your bed. The biggest threat is not terrorism. It's corporate negligence leading to a blast or collapse or release of toxic chemicals.

Dave Jamieson

Mr. 47 Percent Has A New Gig

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that he's gone public, Scott Prouty, the man behind the infamous "47 percent" video of Mitt Romney's remarks at a Florida fundraiser...

The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Co-ops -- just like people -- can get more done together than anyone can do alone. The good news is that co-ops come in many forms and are more common than you might imagine.

GOP Worships the 'Hand,' Disrespects Those Who Work With Them

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The invisible hand of the market, which the GOP worships as an infallible god, is curled into a fist and is pounding America's lowest-paid workers.

Immigration Reform Prevents Employer Abuse

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President Obama has proposed new legislation that would provide a path to citizenship and further secure the boarders, but, critically, it would also crack down on companies that lure undocumented workers into the country by illegally hiring them.

Barack Obama: China Auto Subsidies 'Directly Harm Working Men And Women'

Reuters | Jeff Mason and Tom Miles | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

CINCINNATI/GENEVA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday said the United States was challenging Chinese auto and auto-parts subsidies that threa...

Labor Day 2012 Marked With Parades, Political Speeches

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and BRIAN FRIEDMAN | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Parades, picnics and politicians celebrated the American worker on Labor Day, with President Barack Obama seeking votes from Ohio unio...

A Job Creation Saga

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Industry can survive in the USA. Unions can thrive in the USA. Government can work. And private equity can do good things.