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.
External pressure has led to delivery giant, Hermes, being referred to the chief tax man over whether or not its workers should be classified as 'self-employed'.
Labor senator Doug Cameron, speaking on Q&A.
Labor senator Doug Cameron told Q&A the High Court had decided that the unions and business are entitled to fund political parties. Is that true?
On the march.
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A century on from the UK's only ever general strike, the major federation for organised labour in Britain must learn to be more effective.
NYC Fight for $15 rally.
A global movement of low-wage workers is improving conditions for fast food employees and others in the U.S. and around the world. A Dartmouth labor historian examines the movement's origins.
Malcolm Turnbull promised to solve Victoria’s firefighter dispute as the ‘first item of business’ following his re-election.
The federal government's bill to protect volunteer firefighters following a long-running dispute in Victoria will not solve the problems to which it was allegedly directed.
The response of the US Knights of Labor to mass immigration, 100 years ago, can help British Labour to resolve its immigration problem today.
Deliveroo couriers scored a win this week after strike action helped them get their old pay rate back.
The Deliveroo strike shows even gig workers can find ways to push back if they feel they are being underpaid.
The leadership hopefuls.
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Despite attempts to curb union power, they still exert a huge amount of influence over the Labour Party.
How did Trump become the working class’ hero?
Donald Trump has emerged as a self-proclaimed hero of the working class, yet his policies and pedigree suggest he's anything but.
Medicare wasn’t a major election issue at the start of the campaign.
The 2016 election has shown that when there is a close result, negative advertising can be a very powerful campaign tool.
Malcolm Turnbull featured prominently at a recent volunteer firefighter rally on the steps of Victorian state parliament.
With a popular state Labor government and premier in charge, the economy picking up speed and the state budget in substantial surplus, federal Labor had every reason to see Victoria as its own.