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 24, 2014, Source: Bloomberg News

Tech worker shortage doesn't exist.

Posted on: May 9, 2014, Source: Salon

On May 15, strikes will take place in 150 cities and protests in 30 countries.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2014, Source: Salon

Fox held this company up as a victim of Obama's pro-union bullying — but workers say network's got it backwards

Posted on: Apr 1, 2014, Source: Salon

Fox News claimed union strong-arming, but it looks like workers were the ones getting stepped on.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: Salon

From no time off, to working multiple roles at once, here's what's really going on at the mega-chain.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: Salon

Legal expert warns that McCutcheon v. FEC could eradicate all donor limits.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2014, Source: Salon

“We are creating separate but equal school systems,” Hoboken school board president warns.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2014, Source: Salon

"Why destroy public education so that a handful of people can boast they have a charter school in addition to their yacht?"

Posted on: Mar 6, 2014, Source: Salon

With the right-wing confab starting, here are some golden oldies -- like comparing gay people to alcoholics.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: Salon

Filings by company concede a "long-term trend toward higher wages ... which may intensify with increasing public focus on matters of income inequality."

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: Salon

An insider reveals how Wal-Mart's favorite campus group curries favor with business while pushing gospel to kids.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: Salon

NFL prospect's coming out shows we still have a ways to go as a country.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2014, Source: Salon

Union president tells Salon the lawmaker is “a pure enemy of the Postal Service” -- and he has bipartisan partners.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2014, Source: Salon

The inside story of how the retail giant has managed to remain union free.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2014, Source: Salon

The inside story of how the retail giant has managed to remain union-free across the United States.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: Salon

Violence, paranoia, bigotry, and sexual harassment reign at "America's Newsroom," author Gabriel Sherman explains.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: Salon

Retail giant faces federal trial over its campaign to snuff out worker strikes.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014, Source: Salon

Congressman Keith Ellison sounds off on rampant wage theft alleged in government-owned buildings.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014, Source: Salon

The U.S. government is the nation's largest low-wage employer. Now, 50 Congressmembers and the Good Jobs Nation campaign demand change.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2013, Source: Salon

After rallies across the country, burning question remains whether more Wal-Mart employees will defy retaliation.

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.