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Finding Common Ground between the 'precariat' and the salaried and unionized workers | P2P Foundation

A brief video summary of Michel Bauwens' contribution to the ETUC/ETUI conference 'Shaping the new world of work', Brussels, 27-29 June 2016.
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European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) - Panel 21: Back to the future: is the sharing economy an opportunity for trade unions? / Shaping the new world of work. The impacts of digitalisation and robo...

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) - Panel 21: Back to the future: is the sharing economy an opportunity for trade unions? / Shaping the new world of work. The impacts of digitalisation and robo... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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How Unions Fight Inequality and Strengthen Democracy

How Unions Fight Inequality and Strengthen Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new International Monetary Fund study shows that a reinvigorated labor movement is essential to a just economy and a well-functioning democracy.
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Greek unions promise popular revolt over bailout

Greek unions promise popular revolt over bailout | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The anger and despair in Greece has not receded after Tuesday's bailout deal, claim Athens trade union leaders
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Proposed Project: Universal Union

Proposed Project: Universal Union | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The universal union is a voluntary and free to join organization, with the idea being that all people can benefit from being around other people. It is an organized bringing together of people for multiple purposes.
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Workers of the gig economy, unite! - FT.com

Workers of the gig economy, unite! - FT.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sara Horowitz is in demand. The founder of the Freelancers Union, which has 250,000 independent contractors on its books, is struck by the attention from politicians and think tanks.

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Together we build a Commons Humanity - Crowdfunding a Global Networked Labour Union | P2P Foundation

Together we build a Commons Humanity - Crowdfunding a Global Networked Labour Union | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
1.  Creating one big mesh network for the working people from the Global South and Global North by linking autonomous networks and communities of high-tech/knowledge, industrial and service workers; domestic, immigrant, rural, jobless and future workers; solidarity, activism and research networks; labour, environmental, social justice and information freedom activists,
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Together we build a Commons Humanity

Together we build a Commons Humanity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Together we build a Commons Humanity  GLOBAL NETWORKED LABOUR UNION aims at 1.  Creating one big mesh network for the working people from the Global South and Global North by linking autonomous net...
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Global Networked Labour University set for launch on May First 2015, Join the Revolution!

Global Networked Labour University set for launch on May First 2015, Join the Revolution! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
First Semester Courses are Set for the Launch as of May First 2015! Join the team, self-organise activity, offer courses, support our projects, spread the word! Global Networked Labour University is a Free Libre and Open Source Remote Education System, … Continue reading →
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Community groups such as New Era 4 All are fast becoming the new trade unions

Community groups such as New Era 4 All are fast becoming the new trade unions | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last week witnessed another example of a victory secured by organised, grassroots protest. Millionaire Conservative MP Richard Benyon announced that the company he controls would sell its stake in an east London housing estate, where residents had been protesting against huge rent rises. And he exhibited a certain self-awareness when explaining why. “New Era residents have made it clear that they do not welcome our involvement in the future of the estate,” he noted. “They made it clear that they wanted us to pull out and this is what we have reluctantly decided to do.”
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Social (Network) Unionism and Social (Networked) Strike by Tiziana Terranova

Social (Network) Unionism and Social (Networked) Strike by Tiziana Terranova | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, European social movements have struggled to find new ways of cooperating and connecting in order to oppose the verticalization of European governance. Following the crash of 2008, in fact, a regime of austerity, that is severe cuts to public spending, has gone together with a remodulation of modes of welfare and work inspired by the German model. This model has seen the massive introduction of part-time, badly paid jobs (the so called mini-jobs ) which are part of a system of workfare where the state makes sure that everybody is forced to accept whatever job available through a new capillary control of recipients’ lives. 

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If Unions Are Breaking Automakers, Why Are BMW and Mercedes So Rich?

If Unions Are Breaking Automakers, Why Are BMW and Mercedes So Rich? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In Germany, auto workers get paid well and their companies still profit. Author Thom Hartmann on why living wages and corporate success don't have to be mutually exclusive.
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Trade unions and global restructuring: Towards principles of an alternative fair trade regime

Trade unions and global restructuring: Towards principles of an alternative fair trade regime | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Tech Workers Should Unionize

Tech Workers Should Unionize | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last week, the drivers who shuttle San Francisco Google employees to work voted to unionize with the Teamsters. How long until their passengers do the same thing?
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A new union to fight for the future of work - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

A new union to fight for the future of work - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Members of two of the biggest private sector unions in New Zealand have voted in favour of a merger.
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The state of labor and unions in the world today | P2P Foundation

The state of labor and unions in the world today | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Effective unions have rarely if ever been organized by ‘non-committed’ workers, i.e. casual workers who change jobs frequently, return periodically to their native village, and have no specific industrial skill, even of a very simple kind.
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Taxicab drivers rally for worker-owned co-op - Austin Monitor

Taxicab drivers rally for worker-owned co-op - Austin Monitor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As Austin’s ground transportation service industry faces upheaval due to new competition, taxi drivers are using a looming expiration of the city’s taxicab franchises as an opportunity to push for, among other requests, a cooperative, driver-owned franchise. Dave Passmore, president…
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Politically interesting! Public sector union ADEDY calls Greek government not to pay the IMF

Interesting! Greece public sector union umbrella ADEDY is joining a protest rally calling for debt write-down and the Greek government not to pay back loans to the  International Monetary Fund.
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Robert Reich: America is headed full speed back to the 19th century

Robert Reich: America is headed full speed back to the 19th century | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor on the dangers of the sharing economy and our growing intolerance for labor unions
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Unions - the Big Society is you

Unions - the Big Society is you | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Chris Cook "Unions set to fight plans for £6bn cuts" was the front page news of the Financial Times yesterday, May 24th, in the aftermath of the well-trailed and assiduously leaked initial skirmish in what we are told is to be a long and multi-billion...
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One Big Reason for Voter Turnout Decline and Income Inequality: Smaller Unions - The American Prospect

One Big Reason for Voter Turnout Decline and Income Inequality: Smaller Unions - The American Prospect | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The decline of labor unions has shifted the balance of power not only in the country at large, but within the Democratic Party. Hello Wall Street; bye-bye voters...
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Imagining A Different Future For Labor Unions - Forbes

Imagining A Different Future For Labor Unions - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Fight for $15 protest movement has provoked a lot of discussion of the future of labor unions in the U.S. It's not entirely clear to me how this protest-based model is really a sustainable future for unions.
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Union leader turns eyes on freelance workers - Terre Haute Tribune Star

Union leader turns eyes on freelance workers - Terre Haute Tribune Star | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In today's emerging economy, 53 million Americans are "independent workers" or freelancers, about one-third of the entire workforce, according to Sara Horowitz, this year's recipient of the Eugene V. Debs Award.
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"Building a new form of unionism that helps independent workers acquire benefits and other services, stay networked and have a political advocacy voice."

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Australian unemployment union wants to represent the out of work

Australian unemployment union wants to represent the out of work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Owen Bennett mastered the art of sweeping the floor but little else during a work-for-the-dole stint at an op-shop after he left school.
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