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WATCH: 'Battle For The Elephants'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

A new special from National Geographic Television and PBS explores the brutal ivory trade and its effect on Africa's elephant populations. "Battle for...

Creating Global Learning Communities

Donna Randall | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Donna Randall

"Raising the Bar," a recent survey of employers conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, indicates clearly what a majority of employers believe college students should develop a greater understanding of.

Creating Community as We Age... a Role for Philanthropy?

Claudia Jacobs | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Claudia Jacobs

Gone is the word "retirement" from our lexicons, replaced by words like "rebooting" and "re-wiring.

Elise Foley

Labor, Business Lobby Making Headway On Immigration Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO labor federation and the Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday a compromise for dealing with lesser-skilled workers in i...

Elise Foley

Citizenship Campaign Launches To Push For Swift Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of human rights groups and labor organizations will band together to push for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigra...

Dave Jamieson

One Of The Biggest Labor Unions Just Got Bigger

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the largest labor unions in the U.S. will get a bit larger on Thursday, when the 1.5-million strong American Federation of Teache...

Dave Jamieson

Unions Push For Visa Caps In Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As unions and the business lobby meet in talks over immigration reform, the head of the AFL-CIO union federation stressed Thursday that ...

Marijuana Industry Provides New Opportunities For Shrinking Group

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

* Legal marijuana businesses could provide new workers, union says * Organized labor helped push successful marijuana ballot initiati...

WATCH: Can Latinos Save Labor Unions?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Facing an onslaught of anti-union legislation and the pressure of outsourcing, union membership plunged to its lowest level last year since 1916, acco...

Nebraska Program Brings Diversity To Highly Segregated Public Schools

| Susan Eaton | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire. OMAHA, Neb. -- Fifth-grader Alyx has trouble naming the "absolute coolest" thing about Wilson F...

Chelsea Kiene

Helping Teens In Foster Care Find Adoptive Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Each year in the United States, more than 100,000 children wait to be adopted. In 2011, less than half of them were matched with adoptiv...

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.

Why Unions Are Different

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

This is a time of hyper-partisan warfare, when selfishness parades itself as a virtue. But amidst all that smoke there are still some of us who can discern the bare outlines of something called "the common good." The common good -- that's our flag. And that's why unions are different.

Dave Jamieson

Major Health Care Unions Join Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Two major health care worker unions entered into a formal affiliation in California on Thursday, arguing that they could better fight concessions soug...

Why a Union-Friendly Economic Agenda Can Help Rebuild America's Middle Class

Beth English | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Beth English

Now, as during the New Deal, workers must undertake the task of organizing. But now, as then, government has an important role to play to grow the middle class as workers seek to maintain unions, negotiate contracts, and secure higher wages and improved workplace protections.

A Country Without Labor Unions

David Macaray | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
David Macaray

In the 1950s, the U.S. was prosperous, optimistic and confident. Union membership was a staggering 35 percent. Today, we're not only struggling, we're polarized, pissed-off, overfed, underappreciated, pessimistic and wrapped too tight. Union membership barely moves the needle.

How Unions Can Prosper in the 21st Century

Michael Hodin | Posted 03.05.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Today, as social, economic and demographic realities emerge all over the world -- and come to a head in places like Wisconsin and Michigan and Greece -- unions are struggling to survive.

New York City Union Workers Respond to Hurricane Sandy: Preparing, Protecting and Rebuilding

Benjamin Kallos | Posted 03.05.2013 | New York
Benjamin Kallos

With Rick Snyder signing into law anti-union "Right-to-Work" on the heels of Scott Walker's effort to curb collective bargaining for public employees, it has been a tumultuous time for organized labor. In NYC, we must recognize that without the dedicated service of union workers the effects of the hurricane would have been immeasurable