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.
Nick Driedger and Marianne Garneau respond to an editorial in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix about the strike at the Saskatoon Co-op. In a recent editorial in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Dionne Pohler, a professor at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the more »
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 more »
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 more »
The IWW is distinct from most unions — we don’t collect dues through the employer, and we rely on “shop committees” of workers taking direct action in the workplace instead of contracts serviced by a paid external staff. Using this approach, the IWW has sometimes more »