Faced with bushfires and a public health emergency, the crucial role played by public sector workers has never been more visible than in 2020.
The Carey affair again exposes the Achilles heel of the U.S. labour movement – its class-collaborationists, co-dependent relationship with the Democratic Party.
Australia has one of the highest rates of part-time and casual work in the world, and three-quarters of part-time and casual workers are women. Casualisation is growing sharply. Two years ago, one in five workers was part-time or casual. Now it is one in four.
The activist Special Interest Group model within the structure of the union has resulted in significant gains for casual workers in the NSW TAFE system. It is a model TAFE workers in other states must consider.
Former union leaders from the Australian Education Union (AEU) sub-branch at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) are prepared to campaign for as long as it takes to bring the union busting management at the Institute to heel. The No More Intimidation of Teacher (NMIT) Unionists Campaign Committee, established at an AEU sub-branch stopwork meeting… Read more »
The Seattle-area county labor council joins a growing number of union bodies passing resolutions calling for a general strike if necessary to prevent Trump from stealing the election.
WFSE Local 304 steps up to the plate with a call for mass mobilizations to counter any bid by Trump to steal the election and stop attacks by white supremacists and far-right thugs.
Pro basketball players proved that, when united against systemic racism, they are stronger than the big-money league owners.
In Australia, a call to disaffiliate the Victorian Police Association from the state Trades Hall Council, backed by Aboriginal and refugee movements, is gaining steam.
The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia keeps gaining momentum, and many outbreaks are linked to workplaces across the country.