Josh Eidelson

Josh Eidelson is a freelance writer and a former union organizer. Check out his blog here.

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A De Facto Union

In Wisconsin, organizers are finding it's easier to fight for workers' rights without legal recognition.

(AP Photo/The Green Bay Press-Gazette, H. Marc Larson)

Monday night in Madison, Wisconsin, Sheila Ellis, a union member who works as an office assistant for the state, went knocking on her co-workers' doors. During each visit, Ellis holds up a copy of their union contract. "This no longer exists," she says before asking the worker to "recommit to the union."