Saturday, August 18, 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada, by Barry Eidlin. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Collective actors such as unions do not simply exist; they are formed and re-formed through social struggles. Moreover, to the extent that we can ascribe interests to classes, the mere fact that such a class interest exists in no way guarantees that members of that class will either be aware of it or mobilize in pursuit of it. Interests must be organized. In particular, it is parties and unions that do the work of organizing interests when it comes to creating something identifiable as “the working class.”
Good review in Labor Notes.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Why the Janus Decision Matters to Library Unions: Supreme Court ruling may affect public-sector library workers
Writing in American Libraries Carrie Fisher explores "Why the Janus Decision Matters to Library Unions: Supreme Court ruling may affect public-sector library workers."
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018
Unions rally to support suspended Social Security worker
TROY – Union members rallied outside the Social Security Administration ... NYSUT has been dealing with the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Janus ...