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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

In 1981, Ontario hospital workers defied their employers, the government, and their own union officials to strike for nine days. Not having the legal right to strike, they struck anyway, proving that the rights you have are the ones you exercise.

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Of Human Bondage: The Global Traffic in Disposable Labor

Monday, August 27, 2012

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Of Human Bondage: The Global Traffic in Disposable Labor

The international traffic in temporary workers is Capital's latest move to accumulate more wealth by lowering the price of labor.

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Fighting to Win

Monday, June 25, 2012

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Fighting to Win

"Reviving the Strike" argues that workers’ only real bargaining power is their ability to stop production and, to do this, workers must fight as a class. By abandoning these tactics, unions have lost their ability to defend the working class. Explains what it will take to revive the strike and regain lost ground.

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

Friday, September 23, 2011

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

"The Civil Wars in US Labor" chronicles the corruption, back-stabbing, power-grabbing, and opportunistic alliances that have characterized recent turf wars among American unions. Why did a generation of activists fail to democratize the unions, and what must we do differently to avoid repeating that failure?

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Solidarity Divided: A Return to Class Politics?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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Solidarity Divided: A Return to Class Politics?

"Solidarity Divided" argues that unions must undergo a fundamental transformation to champion the interests of the entire working class. Is this possible?

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Book Review: Solidarity Divided

Monday, July 27, 2009

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Book Review: Solidarity Divided

by Immanuel Ness - Solidarity Divided is the first major work to address seriously - without personal attacks and exaggeration - the 2005 crisis and split of organized labor.

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WE are the Union

Monday, February 23, 2009

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WE are the Union

by Eileen Prendiville -- The workers in UHW/NUHW remind us that the power of any union lies in the collective strength of its members. This message is sorely needed by a labor movement reeling from years of defeat.

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War in the House of Labor

Sunday, April 20, 2008

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War in the House of Labor

Two major unions, CNA and SEIU, are locked in battle. Should we take sides or support rank-and-file unity? (See postscript on recent CNA/SEIU merger)

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