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Josh Eidelson

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Josh Eidelson

Josh Eidelson

Josh Eidelson (josheidelson.com) is a Nation contributor and was a union organizer for five years. He covers labor for as a contributing writer at Salon and In These Times.

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At its LA convention, organized labor vowed to reinvigorate organizing and strengthen progressive alliances. And not a moment too soon.

Taking inspiration from small strikes and actions over the past few years, OUR Walmart activists struck a note of dissent at the corporation’s annual party.

Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.

American unions are in deep trouble. What’s the way out?

CEO Howard Schultz doesn’t like unions. But he’s happy to coerce his low-paid workers into joining a phony austerity campaign.

The new labor campaign against the retail giant faces daunting odds, and the stakes are high: most of us live in the Walmart economy.

Democratic candidates haven’t always had labor’s back—but Republicans are intent on ending collective bargaining altogether.

In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.

Republicans have accomplished what Democrats and unions never could: they’ve made the National Labor Relations Board a household name.

Blogs

In an exclusive interview, Alan Grayson says retaliation is ‘pervasive,’ and ‘the law against it has become utterly...
Workers and supporters urged Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, a Walmart board member, to address the firing of eleven Walmart worker-activists.
Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen warns that without Labor Board confirmations, 'management can do whatever they...
The OUR Walmart campaign alleges that multiple strikers are being retaliated against.
SEIU charges that the treatment of subcontracted security guards contradicts Google's motto.
While executives touted opportunity at ‘your Walmart,’ an OUR Walmart activist at today's meeting delivered a very...
The National Organization for Women's president says the Obamas have "screwed up" by praising Walmart.
A Walmart pep rally and a union-backed protest took place some fifty feet apart at Walmart’s Bentonville "home office."