Josh Eidelson explores the rise of nonunion labor groups—20 years ago, there were five, now there are 214—and possibly also the future of labor organizing in this country. (“As unions face declining membership these workers’ groups—like the mostly union-free job sectors they organize—are on the rise, particularly in New York. Because of their efforts, more restaurant workers in the city get paid sick days, domestic workers receive overtime pay, and taxi drivers will soon have health insurance.”)
The writers for FASHION POLICE are on strike. This is a good little case study in labor. Let's learn together.
Corey Robin's memories of Lucille Dickess, a registrar at Yale who became president of the local union in the eighties, are really beautiful.
Logan Sachon: Tell me about you, Josh Eidelson. Josh Eidelson: I grew up outside of Philly and got involved in the labor movement in college. My first month in college I participated in civil disobedience with campus workers who were trying to win a union contract.