Many of these workers ended up getting back pay because the government enforced the law.
Republicans hate that.
"Republicans have accomplished what Democrats and unions never could," Josh Eidelson writes. "[T]hey’ve made the National Labor Relations Board a household name." That's because under President Obama, the NLRB has taken steps to protect workers and slightly reduce the degree to which the system favors business over workers.
Wal-Mart strikers in Laurel, Maryland Wal-Mart workers across the nation are on strike for better wages and working conditions as well as an end worker intimidation and retaliation. Josh Eidelson at The Nation is live-blogging it: D... Read Post
Josh Eidelson adds an important angle to the recent coverage of the exploitation of NCAA athletes by writers such as Taylor Branch and Joe Nocera. Eidelson explores the nascent attempts to unionize athletes at D-I schools. Athletes ... Read Post