Unions

Learn, collaborate, unite: my fellowship year

Learn, collaborate, unite: my fellowship year

During our fellowship year, we became a bonded and supportive group of friends whose collaboration across difference is a challenge to an innate truth of power — that “divide and conquer” is one of its most effective tools, writes Nicola Browne.

Beyond Brexit: Northern Ireland's young activists are building hope

Beyond Brexit: Northern Ireland's young activists are building hope

Inequality is still the hardest of hard borders to break down, writes Nicola Browne, whether or not Brexit turmoil ends up undoing the Good Friday Agreement’s work. But a number of campaigns challenging Northern Ireland’s environmentally destructive, low-wage model are gaining ground

Philip Alston has come and gone. Now who will be the change-makers?

Philip Alston has come and gone. Now who will be the change-makers?

In the wake of an unsparing report on UK poverty by the UN’s Special Rapporteur, Nicola Browne argues that just as those hardest hit by austerity were at the heart of Alston’s visit, they should be at the forefront of making sure his recommendations become reality. 

Power in a union: United Airlines workers join forces and win

Power in a union: United Airlines workers join forces and win

Even in an age of declining union membership, and despite employers’ concerted anti-union efforts, writes Lauren Burke, it is still possible to win certification when workers’ resolve to improve their jobs and lives is supported by good organising strategy.