The political muscle of unions that helped to launch the NDP in was never that strong in the first place. Even worse for the party, it’s atrophied considerably over the course of the last 60 years.
Unions must continue to try to recruit and sustain a critical mass of women, particularly visible minority and LBGTQ women, into leadership roles in the years to come.
Politicians oppose toll roads on Johannesburg’s highways, yet they are textbook example of progressive taxation that favours the poor.
Labor’s defeat revives a familiar problem in Australian political history: the left’s inability to show how its policies can improve people’s material conditions.
Lots of things have happened in a century, but poverty has proven persistently hard to treat.
A new generation of workers are joining trade unions and using social media to hold big employers to account.
Drivers for online ride-hailing services face several social conditions that may challenge their efforts to transform collective action into a solid union.
Labour movements on both sides of the Atlantic have a rich history that’s worth rereading now.
It’s time to update the old agenda of the 19th century: less working time and more money for all, in the form of shorter work days and a universal basic income.
The talk at the World Economic Forum was about technology killing white and blue collar jobs. What’s to come will be decidedly old-fashioned. Our labour movements should be too.