Food coops, housing coops, credit unions, and other such institutions are sometimes referred to as the “solidarity economy.” Nick Driedger and Eric Dirnbach debate how these institutions relate to working-class power.
Organizing Work publishes reviews of labor- and union-themed films from an organizer’s perspective. Here, Eric Dirnbach reviews Norma Rae. Spoiler Alert: this review discusses the film in great detail! “Based on a True Story” On the list of great U.S. labor films, Norma Rae is certainly near
Eric Dirnbach describes a successful contract fight at the University of Michigan in the 1990s. In the late 1990s, I was a member of the Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), the union of 1,500 graduate student instructors (GSIs) and staff assistants at the University of Michigan. We