A former UPS worker recounts using direct action, and then the grievance process, in addressing issues at a sorting hub, 2016-2018.
Nick Driedger describes how grievances push unions to act more collaboratively with management and settle for less.
Elle Hawes describes the conditions faced by rural mail carriers in Canada, and how workers are taking back the workfloor to demand an end to unfair treatment.
John D talks about the six years he has spent working and organizing at a grocery coop in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. I landed a job at the Good Earth Food Co-op in August 2012. I started in the deli department as a prep cook. This
MK Lees and Marianne Garneau describe what a solidarity union looks like in the long term, and what it can accomplish. More to the point, they argue against the popular perception that contracts are needed to lend stability to a union, or to achieve major
Healthy debate is the lifeblood of progress, in unions too. Here, we have a spirited rejoinder to the last piece we published, by Don White: “Solidarity Unionism: What it is and what it isn’t.” MK Lees argues that, in practice, contracts and solidarity unionism are totally opposed.
One of the features we will run on Organizing Work will be stories of campaigns, from the perspective of the workers and organizers involved. These stories will give a sketch of the workplace, how the campaign started and unfolded, and what its successes and challenges