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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

Workers across five continents will protest alleged retaliation against US Walmart employees.
The OUR Walmart approach doesn't rely on majority membership at one store, but a coalition of workers across the country. 
One news report reveals Walmart’s role in defeating a proposal for retail corporations to pay for safety improvements; the other...
Walmart’s latest critique of the outlet turns on the meaning of the word “new.”
This summer’s original Walmart strikers tell The Nation they’re celebrating the most recent walk-outs, and thinking big for the...
Workers say Walmart is directly responsible for rampant wage theft and retaliation.
Next month, expect the Walmart campaign to engage customers, attack retaliation and stage a major event on an undisclosed day.