Barry Eidlin

Barry Eidlin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University. He is a comparative historical sociologist interested in the study of class, politics, social movements, and social change. His book, Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. Other research has been published in the American Sociological Review, Politics & Society, Sociology Compass, and Labor History, among other venues. He also comments regularly in various media outlets on labor politics and policy.

Barry is a scholar of class, power, politics, and policy. My research is specifically on labour and labour movements in the United States and Canada. He comments regularly in the media on issues related to trends in work, current political events, and social mobilization.

Research Areas: Canadian Sociology, Economic Sociology, Equality and Inequality, Labour Movements, Organizations, Policy and Society, Politics and Social Movements, Social Theory, Work and Professions

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Barry Eidlin interview with Heartland Labor Forum on Labor and the Class Idea in the U.S. and Canada

Jacob White from Heartland Labor Forum interviewed me about my book, Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada. We explored the argument I make in the ...

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Los Angeles teachers just proved that the common wisdom about unions is wrong

This op-ed analyzes what the January 2019 Los Angeles teachers' strike might portend for the future of the US labour movement. I argue that it challenges the conventional wisdom about labor ...

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