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Josh Eidelson | The Nation

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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News and Features

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

A monitoring organization is slamming Walmart for creating the conditions for the fire that killed 112 workers.
By striking in 100 cities, workers escalated their struggle with the retail giant and tried to inspire co-workers afraid of retaliation.
Will Facebook conversations mobilize workers to strike?
As Black Friday approaches, workers report “captive audience” meetings designed to discourage strikes.
What’s the real purpose of Walmart’s Labor Board charge against the United Food & Commerical Workers Union? 
The superstore is cracking down on organizers as they rally support for a "Black Friday" strike.