AUTOMATION Question on the future I read with great interest Muffy Sunde’s succinct and informative piece “Rise of the robots: Disappearing jobs” [Vol. 38, No. 2]. I’m glad to see the Freedom Socialist tackling the subject of automation, as it’s one that has intrigued and troubled me for some time. One related question that I’d… Read more »
Posts in: workers
A glance at how some workers and their unions are faring in the class struggle.
Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) takes on the misnamed Freedom Foundation.
A sea change in the global workplace.
Life and times of the legendary labor leader, assassinated 100 years ago.
Across the world, the far right and neo-Nazis are not only active in the streets. They are entering parliamentary politics. In Australia, Pauline Hanson’s extreme-right One Nation Party (ONP) made a comeback after 20 years, winning four Senate seats in the 2016 federal election. ONP is now seriously preparing for state elections in Queensland, Western… Read more »
Making history! Early childhood educators, who are members of the United Voice union, made history on 7 September, Equal Pay Day: they walked off the job, closing many childcare centres. They’ve been organising for pay justice for several years through the Big Steps campaign. Up to now, they’ve held weekend rallies, but this was their… Read more »
The federal government is at war with its own workforce. But its strategy to starve public servants into giving up a generation of hard-fought working conditions is backfiring. Workers in the largest public sector agencies have shown they’ll fight for as long as it takes. In vote after vote, public servants have rejected sub-standard offers… Read more »
Bosses’ greed shows capitalist contradictions.
Every trade unionist has been lectured by some union official that they can’t strike because “It’s illegal.” They must have been cheering when Sally McManus, newly elected head of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), announced on national television that unions should break unjust laws. This declaration, not usually part of the lexicon of… Read more »