Stories by Josh Eidelson

Josh Eidelson ( is a Nation contributor and was a union organizer for five years. He covers labor as a contributing writer at Salon and In These Times. Check out his blog or follow him on Twitter. subscribe to Josh Eidelson's feed

Posted on: Nov 29, 2013, Source: Salon

Wal-Mart strikers risk arrest in nine cities today. Here's what it means for future of U.S. work...

Posted on: Nov 22, 2013, Source: Salon

"You should be proud of your associates, but I’m not sure if they should be proud of you," wrote Kutcher.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: Salon

In Bridgeport, a quiet bipartisan scheme to protect ed reformers' favorite school chief is suspected by critics.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: Salon

The head of the largest food bank says the $5 billion annual cut will take a week of meals off millions' plates.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: Salon

Former Republican senator and independent Gov. Lowell Weicker has harsh words for his party.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013, Source: Salon

Worker exploitation at its worst.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: Salon

From brain trauma risk to poor compensation, student athletes are getting swindled. Here's why you should care.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: The Nation

Four weeks after the Washington DC City Council passed a bill to hike some retail workers’ wages, DC Mayor Vince Gray has not yet indicated whether he will let it become law.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2013, Source: Salon

Workers in NYC and Chicago protest unsafe conditions in latest fast food walkout.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: The Nation

Newark teachers' union chief, who embraced Facebook-backed merit pay, wins re-election by only 9 votes.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2013, Source: The Nation

5 activists were arrested at Yahoo! headquarters in protest of the firing of 11 striking Walmart employees. Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer joined Walmart’s board last year.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: Salon

The "Fight for 15" (dollars per hour, a.k.a., a living wage) hits the windy city.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: The Nation

McDonald’s, like other big corporations, have hijacked the U.S. guest worker program to get cheap, exploitable labor, workers' advocates say.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2013, Source: Salon

With chained CPI a likely part of any debt ceiling deal, outraged progressives are organizing in advance.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2012, Source: Salon

Dozens of workers at Southern California stores launched a one-day work stoppage in protest of alleged retaliation against their attempts to organize.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012, Source: In These Times

Business groups won a victory over working people when, despite 50,000 signatures on a petition backing paid sick leave, a judge prevented the bill from becoming a ballot initiative.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2012, Source: In These Times

The new film "Won't Back Down" glorifies an ALEC-backed proposal that would allow parents to bust teachers' unions--and Walmart and right-wingers are doing their best to promote it.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2012, Source: In These Times

The janitors' three-week strike has led to arrests, confrontations with executives like Jamie Dimon, and lousy offers from management, but no contract for the workers.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2012, Source: Salon

Meet the men and women who filed suit against the notorious fast-food company for trying to push them into "Biblical principles."

Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

One sweatshop steel company endangered workers, stiffed creditors, got government contracts--and when caught, simply wiped its slate clean with bankruptcy.