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.
Union presidents challenged the Obama administration to fix Affordable Care Act issues which they warned could devastate their health plans.
The Nation asks Secretary Perez about forthcoming regulations, changing work and Obama administration appearances with Walmart.
The Los Angeles gathering of the nation’s largest labor federation included high-profile Democratic guests, soul-searching about diversity, and signs of a coming floor fight.
The nation’s largest labor federation will meet in Los Angeles to consider resolutions on issues ranging from its relationship to its member unions, to its relationship to the Democratic Party.
Following rallies in fifteen cities yesterday demanding the reinstatement of fired activists, workers plan a second Black Friday strike.
The Thursday protests will hit fifteen cities.
Nine fired workers and one current one were arrested at the end of a rally at which they gave Walmart a deadline to raise wages and reinstate fired workers.
The federation’s general counsel tells The Nation “limited, thoughtful experiments” with alternative organizing models could be ahead.