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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.

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After an initial meeting, Walmart has told a union-backed warehouse workers group it decided to break it off.
Walmart drew White House praise for pledging to hire 100,000 veterans, but some workers pan the plan.
Representatives Waxman and Cummings say the documents appear to contradict Walmart’s story about the widening scandal.
The ruling brings warehouse workers one step closer to holding Walmart directly responsible for alleged retaliation and wage theft.
A labor official says the kind of auditing Walmart wants to bring to its US warehouses “led directly to the deaths of 112 people...
Protestors in Argentina hope international pressure can end Walmart's union-busting in the US.
New Jersey protesters are holding Walmart accountable for a factory fire that killed 112 Bangladeshi workers.