Author: Nick Driedger

On Raiding

Nick Driedger talks about what is at stake when one union tries to “raid” another, in other words steal its membership. A lot of people feel that if everyone in the labour movement could just get along, we would be stronger. The IWW, too, uses

Socialist Leaders Won’t Save Unions

In a recent piece for Jacobin, Barry Eidlin makes the case for socialist leadership of labor unions. Eidlin notes that when unions were run by socialists, they were more militant. Socialism was purged from the unions in the 1930s through 1950s, and they have become

Movie Review: Final Offer (1985)

Organizing Work will be publishing reviews of films, old and new, about unions and organizing. Written by workers  and organizers, these will differ from standard movie reviews: they will  draw out the lessons about organizing, or comment on the film’s depiction of unions, from the

Wobcast #1: Not The Standard Playbook

Introducing Wobcast!  This is a podcast produced out of the Edmonton branch of the IWW.  It is about workplace organizing, with a focus on solidarity unionism. In this first episode, Nick Driedger explains the difference between solidarity unionism and “workplace contractualism” — the mainstream approach

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