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Book Talk Discussion at UnionsNSW (New South Wales), Hosted by the Leader of Australia’s Second Largest State’s Trade Union Movement

Mark Morey, recently elected leader of the union body in Australia’s second largest state, New South Wales, hosted me for a book launch in their regional headquarters. Australia is facing many of the same challenges we are in the USA, but their unions are where US unions were in 1995. I advised them to plot a different course!

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An Evening Discussion I Enjoyed with the Toronto Workers Assembly

This is a four part interview that was filmed in Toronto, Canada during late February, 2014. The interview was conducted in the local Steelworkers Hall and sponsored by the Greater Toronto Workers Assembly, a smart group of trade unionists who meet together in a class-based, community rooted assembly to develop a progressive labor movement, one that can overcome existing union stagnation. Part 1 is an introduction by a terrific organizer named Sarah Declerk who works with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and also features a poem by Greg Shotwell. The interview doesn’t begin until part 2 (directly below). Part 2 & part 3 make up the bulk of the interview and part 4 is the Q & A section.

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The UAW defeat in Chattanooga

The UAW defeat in Chattanooga is only the latest exhibit of why Whole Worker Organizing, and, a theory of worker organizing that understands workers are not just workers, they are mothers, fathers, sisters, members of various houses of faith, involved in sports clubs and their kids schools, etc is urgent if US unions want a credible fight back against very powerful forces.

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