Josh Eidelson, Los Angeles Times

Josh Eidelson

Los Angeles Times

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Past articles by Josh:

Twitter settles retaliation claim over return-to-office protest

Software engineer Alexis Camacho claimed the company put them on administrative leave in retaliation for posting a message urging coworkers to protest a return-to-office policy. → Read More

Howard Schultz spars with Bernie Sanders over Starbucks union tactics

Recently departed Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz forcefully defended the company’s response to union organizing at a Senate hearing. → Read More

Giving Four Months’ Notice or Paying to Quit Has These Workers Feeling Trapped

At Concentra, financial penalties built into contract clauses discourage unhappy employees from taking other jobs. → Read More

Starbucks Illegally Terminated Union Leader, US Officials Say

US labor board prosecutors have concluded that Starbucks Corp. illegally forced out a New York barista who has been a key architect of the union campaign that swept through hundreds of its cafes this year. → Read More

Apple's anti-union tactics in Atlanta were illegal, U.S. officials say

The iPhone maker held mandatory anti-union meetings during which management made coercive statements, according to the National Labor Relations Board. → Read More

Facebook job ads illegally discriminate, female truckers say

The nonprofit Real Women in Trucking filed a civil rights complaint alleging systematic age and gender discrimination in job ads algorithm. → Read More

Apple Store Staff Petition to Unionize a Third Store, This Time in St. Louis

Apple Inc. retail employees have petitioned to unionize a St. Louis store, extending a wave of labor organizing at the world’s most valuable company. → Read More

Starbucks Corporate Workers Doubt Company Values in Internal Poll

Starbucks Corp. white-collar employees’ faith in the coffee chain’s ethics and social impact dropped to a historic low this year, according to an internal survey, with corporate staff voicing concern about the company’s response to the union campaign spreading through its cafes. → Read More

Starbucks Is Sued by Pro-Union Staff for Defamation, Abusing Legal Process

Starbucks Corp. employees are suing the company for defamation over its response to a union protest. → Read More

Starbucks Illegally Fired Michigan Worker Over Union Activism, Labor Board Judge Rules

Starbucks Corp. illegally fired a Michigan employee because she engaged in union activism and participated in a US labor board proceeding, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled. → Read More

'We'd rather have raises': New York Times' lunch box perk backfires amid work-from-home protest

The company is one of many turning up the heat on in-person work mandates that have so far been unsuccessful. → Read More

NLRB: Tesla illegally banned union shirts at California plant

Tesla violated labor law by restricting Fremont, Calif., factory workers from wearing pro-union shirts, the National Labor Relations Board ruled. → Read More

Washington’s Top Labor Prosecutor Battles Whole Foods Over Black Lives Matter Masks

Jennifer Abruzzo, general counsel at the NLRB, is seeking a ruling that would give US workers something more like free speech. → Read More

Starbucks Threatens Trans Benefits in Anti-Union Push, Staff Say

Starbucks Corp. managers in several states have told baristas that its vaunted transgender-inclusive health-care benefits could go away if they unionize, employees alleged in interviews and a new complaint filed with the US labor board. → Read More

Apple to boost retail and corporate pay in face of inflation

The company is hiking retail workers' pay to at least $22 an hour. Keeping workers happy has become harder at a time of inflation and a resurgent pandemic. → Read More

What West Coast Ports' Labor Negotiations Mean for Your Packages

As the US’s largest ports in California moved record amounts of cargo amid pandemic-induced supply-chain bottlenecks, union dockworkers strengthened their indispensable role in the nation’s logistics network. → Read More

Starbucks Baristas Are Unionizing, and Even Howard Schultz Can’t Make Them Stop

The return of the company’s longtime CEO hasn’t slowed the workers, who are inspiring activists at Amazon and showing the extent of labor’s new power. → Read More

Amazon Anti-Union Confabs Deemed Illegal By Labor Officials

U.S. labor board prosecutors have determined that anti-union meetings held by Inc. in Staten Island, New York, violated federal law, according to an agency spokesperson. → Read More

Starbucks SBUX Is Sued by U.S. Labor Board Over Retaliation Claims

U.S. labor officials are asking a federal court to force Starbucks Corp. to reinstate a group of activists, escalating the legal battle over the company’s response to the union campaign sweeping through its stores. → Read More

Top State AFL-CIO Officer Accused of Misconduct

Employees say they’ve raised concerns about bullying by the incoming president of the Pennsylvania chapter for years → Read More