The Australian cricketers’ refusal to work is a potent form of player power, however the potential benefits may be illusory.
Professional sports is bucking major trends in industrial relations, such as a marked decline in both union membership and industrial disputes over recent decades.
National Archive files reveal how the PM offered preferential treatment to a breakaway union in a bid to weaken its rivals.
The fight over penalty rates is an issue made for Bill Shorten’s skill set.
For Bill Shorten, cuts to Sunday penalty rates could become a pale version of WorkChoices.
New legislation has forced stronger action and might see the first walkout at Threadneedle Street in more than 50 years.
Despite public perception, figures indicate that white collar workers are more likely to be a member of a union than people working in traditionally blue collar professions.
Union membership continues to fall, particularly within industries that traditionally claim a strong union heritage.
Modern working conditions are forcing unions to alter the way they are structured.
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There are some different strategies unions are now considering to help these organisations survive in a changing economy.
Yale University graduate students have sought to form a union for more than a decade.
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Thwarted efforts to organize at Yale and a New York nursing home show how a changing of the guard at the National Labor Relations Board could potentially end the labor movement.
A new generation of workers has underpinned a successful election for Jeremy Corbyn. But can they be harnessed to recreate the power of the poll tax protests?
Jeremy Corbyn launches the Labour manifesto.
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With the Conservatives trying to muscle in on traditional Labour territory by painting themselves as the party of workers, it's worth taking a closer look at their promises.
The restaurant chain may well be trying to head off union pressure and sidestep collective action ... but a win is a win.
Wealth inequality is no 21st-century phenomenon. But it was decisively shaped by public policy during the last 100 years as economies emerged from war and redesigned the structures for life.
Workers who feel they aren’t represented may look for another outlet to express their views. Protests in France demonstrate how violent these outlets can become.
A decline in union membership has left a void to be filled by a more chaotic movement - alt-unionism.
Malcolm Turnbull and Michaelia Cash challenged Bill Shorten to support the government’s legislation.
The government has announced legislation to ban secret payments between employers and unions.
The former state secretary of the Builders Labourers Federation, Jack Mundey, in front of the Sirius building.
Dallas Rogers speaks with Nicole Cook about how union 'green bans' in the 1970s stopped the redevelopment of working-class suburbs in Sydney.
Gig workers are more vulnerable when it comes to legal protection of their rights.
Gig workers need to be aware of their contract terms and band together in order to maintain their working rights and pay.
What does the Turnbull government’s establishment of a construction industry watchdog mean for workers, wages and the industry?
A group of experts dissect what the re-introduction of the ABCC means for the construction industry and its workers.
Trump’s victory may accelerate the ‘attack on the middle class.’
Labor's decline has steadily eroded the prospects of working-class Americans, fueling the backlash that propelled Trump. His election, however, will likely deliver unions a knockout punch, hurting his supporters most.
This lady’s for turning.
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Theresa May has dropped her pledge to put workers on company boards. It's a big concession to vested business interests.
Ride-sharing app Uber is facing a new wave of legal claims after a landmark ruling on work conditions. But any triumphalism is deeply premature.
The court can make a big difference in workers’ lives.
A Trump victory on Nov. 8 would preserve a conservative majority on the court. A look back at its recent decisions shows why that would be very bad for workers' rights.