Why is the workplace a dictatorship?

Eric Dirnbach reviews Elizabeth Anderson’s Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It). The tyranny all around us One of the primary critiques of capitalism from the Left for well over 150 years is that the capitalist workplace is

When bosses play the victim

Rachel Stafford takes on bosses who claim to be bullied by worker organizing. (Image: anti-union cartoon from Saturday Night magazine, 1905) Recently, the president of the university I work for went on something of a speaking tour, meeting with all staff members to “listen” and

You say you want a general strike

There’s a lot of excitement on the left about the tactic of the general strike. People hope to use it for everything from overthrowing Trump to stopping restrictions on abortion. But so far, calls for general strikes have been unsuccessful. You can tell how serious people are

Unions by the numbers

Nick Driedger talks about what it would take to boost union numbers. According to a recent study by Abacus Data, more people in Canada want to be in unions than are in unions. As they put it: In our most recent national survey of 2,903

A Year of Organizing Freelance Journalists

The Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union is one year old. A member-organizer describes the campaign. In March of 2019, the Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union unintentionally went public. Having recently settled on a formal name for the organization, committee members

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