New Orleans Part of the problem in understanding the real, core issues with the Affordable Care Act and the way in which employers, especially those specializing in lower waged workforces, are jacking with the system is separating the ideological polemics from the facts in order to see whose ox is really being gored. For example, take [...]
Mumbai All of the large national union federations in India argue that they are independent, autonomous labor federations, but all of them are individually aligned to major political parties and formations whether on the right, left, or middle. No finger pointing is involved, because the same thing is true in the US, Canada, Mexico, [...]
Delhi Maybe someone out there is hearing our tired, old, boring message: organizing takes hard work! Yes, I’ve said it now, but it was never a secret despite the flutter of excitement about the mirage of so-called Twitter and Facebook “revolutions.
In two very interesting pieces, one “After the Protests” by Zeynep Tufekci in [...]
Key organizers for ACORN, Jon Black on computer and Keir Lawson speaking
Edinburgh I could feel the excitement in the conversations at the steering committee of the Edinburgh Private Tenant Action Group, an affiliate of ACORN International, as they started mapping out a plan to broadly organize the multiple occupancy tenants across the city. With [...]
London For a fascinating 8 hours 35 community organizers working throughout England in various communities in London, Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds, and elsewhere along with a sprinkling of organizing and trade union activists and organizers put their shoulders to the wheel in a meeting room of the London University Union to learn about the ACORN organizing [...]