From the TUC

Using online video for organising & campaigning

31 Oct 2008, By

I was interested to read in the paper this week that Obama owns the internet when it comes to winning the election campaign. It seems that the use of this medium was due to the hostility of the US media to the centre left and hence the use of the internet in the US as…

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Leading Change Boston

28 Oct 2008, By

I’m off to Boston tomorrow, standing in for Paul Nowak taking this years Leading Change group over to the US leg of the programme. We are being hosted by Elaine Bernard of the Harvard University Labor and Worklife programme and over the two days of the session will be treated to contributions from a great…

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Where Art Meets Organising

28 Oct 2008, By

In my job you get to travel quite a bit and visit numerous trade union premises.  One thing that has always struck me is just how ubiquitous the pictures and posters are that you find displayed on the walls of UK trade union offices(Spanish Civil War, Women Workers etc).  The Northland Poster Collective is  an online…

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Activist Academy programme dates

27 Oct 2008, By

The TUC is pleased to announce the full list of TU Education Centres who will be Activist AcademyCentre’s of Organising and Recruitment Excellence (COREs) and also initial dates of Activist Academy programmes running at the participating centres – vist the TUC website Activist Academy page for a full list of CORE contacts and programme dates.…

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The well dressed organiser

24 Oct 2008, By

“The classic English gentleman abroad: It’s David Niven. It’s Stuart Grainger. It’s Nigel Havers. The look – Imperial Leisure. Offset that look with those four summer reliables – hat, cravat, summer spectacles and, for that touch of class, the Organising Academy Polo Shirt.” (with apologies to Alan Partridge) Are you a sartorially challenged union organiser,…

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McCain’s spurious anti-EFCA rhetoric

22 Oct 2008, By

“Senator Obama is measuring the drapes, and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to raise taxes, increase spending, take away your right to vote by secret ballot in labor elections, and concede defeat in Iraq. But they forgot to let you decide. My friends, we’ve got them just where we want them.” The above…

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