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American Workers: From Bounty to Bleakness

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

This Thanksgiving will be very different for too many American workers. They won't share in the bounty they helped create.

Will AFL's Love Affair With 'Alt-Labor' Leave Existing Union Members Behind?

Steve Early | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Steve Early

Who wouldn't like to believe that a more exciting convention format prefigures a major turning point for labor?

Why the Revival of US Labor Might Start With Non-Union Workers

Amy B. Dean | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Amy B. Dean

For workers in America, it can be hard to know where to turn when a boss pays you late or not at all, doesn't provide benefits, or just yells at you for no good reason. That's why a Working America launched a website last month that makes it easy to get that kind of information.

Laura Bassett

GOP Official Calls Teenage Labor Activist 'A Radical B*tch'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Steve Kush, the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico, called a 19-year-old Working America volunteer a "radical ...

Only an Uprising

Mike Lux | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

In a town built on access and power, few want to directly confront the guy in charge. And you know what? Before everyone gets all worked up about that fact, they should understand that it is the nature of DC insider-ism.

A Doorstep Focus Group Every Night

Richard Trumka | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Mitt Romney's Achilles heel is what he supports and what he won't own up to. President Obama's strategy should be to relentlessly explain, explain, explain.

Building a Working Class Movement in Denver

Alice Cochran | Posted 05.19.2012 | Denver
Alice Cochran

We all know things have gone out of balance in America. In neighborhoods across the country, working families understand what's happening.

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy the Neighborhoods

Paul Loeb | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Like participants in previous movements for justice, the Occupiers need to avoid the false choices between protest and organizing, community building and electoral involvement, surrealist theater and the grunt work of change.

Arthur Delaney

As Other States Cut Back, Oregon Gives More

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

While some states have been cutting unemployment insurance for the long-term unemployed, Oregon has made its benefits more generous. People laid of...

Arthur Delaney

'America Wants To Work': Organizing The Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

The community organizing affiliate of the AFL-CIO is coordinating with state labor groups to hold monthly meetings of the unemployed in five U.S. citi...

Amanda Terkel

LISTEN: Biden Fires Up Union Activists: Organized Labor Keeps 'Barbarians From The Gate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Biden gave the Obama administration's most forceful statement of solidarity with organized labor in its current battles a...

Amanda Terkel

A Fresh Victory For Wisconsin's Labor Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may have won the most recent battle in Madison by securing passage of an anti-union bill, labor ac...

Electoral Defeat Shows It's Time Progressive Bloggers Started Caring About the Labor Movement

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Perhaps after the recent election losses, bloggers will stop viewing elections as the key to challenging corporate power -- and instead focus on creating power in the workplace.

Jobless Organize to Remove Republican Royalists From Their Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Beck leads a pack of royalist Republicans who have spent the summer mocking, vilifying and denigrating the nation's 14.5 million unemployed workers. The unemployed are fighting back, however.

Is the Labor Movement Speaking for Its Female Members?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Karen Nausbamm, the director of the AFL-CIO's Working America, has a penchant for pointing out that the AFL-CIO is the largest women's organization in...

Sam Stein

Working America, Labor Group, To Mobilize Unemployed Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A labor-allied group is hoping to tilt the November elections toward Democrats not by playing to voters' dissatisfaction with the economy but by motiv...

Coloradans Challenging Wall Street on Main Street This Week

T.A. Taylor-Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
T.A. Taylor-Hunt

The sidewalk outside the Wells Fargo Bank office at 17th & Broadway in Denver will host two Main Street actions in support of strong financial reform legislation in the U.S. Senate.

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Hits McCain On Economy In New Robocall

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The major labor union AFL-CIO is putting out a new anti-McCain robocall, hitting the Arizona Republican for supporting economic policies that benefite...

Labor's Election Ground War -- And How The Media Is Missing It

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Karen Ackerman believes the election will very close and the AFL-CIO is launching the "broadest, biggest efforts in its history" -- 250,000 volunteers in 24 priority states will be deployed.

Ask a Working Woman

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arlene Holt Baker

A majority of women say they're worried about such fundamental economic issues as paying for health care, not having retirement security, and pay not keeping up with the cost of living.