NEW PODCAST: New Union Organising Models

Cost disease in unions - affliction, diagnosis, cure in one podcast!

NEW PODCAST: What Is It About Americans And Guns?

Each episode takes an issue that is deeply ingrained in the culture of either the UK or the US, but is also a total mystery to one side or the other

New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?

Becky and I welcomed Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England to the last episode of the current Unions21 podcast series.  Andy spoke with us in his capacity as the chair of the Industrial Strategy Council– charged with holding the government to account over its delivery (or not) of the strategy’s objectives. We made clear … Continue reading New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?

“Can Damon Silvers Save Organized Labor?”

So asked the Washington Post in 2013. So as the POTUS pays us a visit, we sat down with Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel at the AFL-CIO, America’s TUC to record a special Unions21 podcast.   That question is even more important today, as a hostile environment rages against organised labour in the US.  … Continue reading “Can Damon Silvers Save Organized Labor?”

Jess Phillips MP on Women and Work

We talk women an work, childcare (why describing it as low-skill is so wide of the mark) why it’s good to laugh (“gags are supposed to be funny, that’s the point”), and why we shouldn’t be grateful when we win.

NEW PODCAST: Enforcing Labour Standards

Non-compliance is a major issue – for being paid at least at the statutory levels, for equipment and working practices being safe. You can have all the positive legislation in the world, but effective enforcement is needed to make good intentions a day-to-day reality.