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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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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

Thursday, warehouse workers will launch a one-day walk-out which could spread further, including to Walmart stores.
A new project documents how residents in Zapotitlan Palmas, in Oaxaca, Mexico, are trying to create meaningful oportunities to keep their...
Conversations that took place at the march from Foley Square on October 5.
In the latest sign of solidarity between labor and the Occupy Wall Street movement, the AFL-CIO has issued a statement from its Next Up...
A conversation with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler about organized labor's new youth outreach efforts.  
A new report reveals that high school textbooks are getting a lot wrong about the labor movement.