Unions Building Community Organizations in Britain

International Labor Organizing

London    In an interesting development several large labor unions, including Unison and Unite, are building what they call community organizing programs in recognition of the increasing importance of communities in building their programs.  In the case of Unite, the country’s largest labor union with more than 2 million members, organizers meeting with me in London …

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Hospitality Wars Close to Settlement

Ideas and Issues Labor Organizing Organizing Uncategorized

              New Orleans               It’s amazing to me how many people came up to me over the last week on the East Coast and mentioned having read my recent blog about “Pink Sheeting and One-on-One’s” in UNITE-HERE and elsewhere in the labor movement.  Google analytics tells me that this is most frequently visited current item …

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Labor Chaos

Community Organizing Labor Organizing

New Orleans  Sensitive, internal memos and financial information are leaking like a sieve exposing vulnerabilities in some of our storied unions.  This hurts workers and all of us.  In labor we need some real leadership and something likea “Geneva convention” or “Marquis of Queensberry” rules for how to handle internal conflict within unions without eroding …

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