All the Current LabourStart Twitter Feeds

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@LabourStartCanE – the Canadian feed, in English.

@LabourStartCanF – the Ca.nadian feed, in French.

@LabourStartDE – the German feed.

@LaborStartUSA – the Am…

Turn your union members into advocates

Every union organiser knows that the best person to recruit a new member isn’t the organiser but another member, a colleague. The most active, passionate members, who proudly encourage their work mates to join the union, often end up as delegates or shop-stewards. This word-of-mouth is not…

Facebook for Unions – My new book is coming soon

Soon I will be launching a new book for unions, called Unionify: Social Campaigning for Unions. Before I publish the entire book, I am releasing a short excerpt: the chapter on Facebook. There are more than 1.15 billion people with a Facebook account i…

No more stock images, please!

A quick audit of a dozen union websites and brochures suggests that many unions are stuck in a cycle of using clichéd stock photos. This includes using photos of business men shaking hands to represent negotiation, or a group of ethnically diverse professional workers to represent members. Unions…

Wear your politics on your shirt

T-shirts are a lot cooler and more useful for your union campaigns than you’d think. You’d think unions would know this, by the numbers of free ones they give away. But only a few unions really use t-shirts as a tool for identifying potential activists, supporters and delegates….

This Christmas Give the Gift of Solidarity

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, here’s something you can do to mark the day.
As I write this hundreds of riot police have surrounded the temple where the leaders of the Korean rail workers union have been seeking refuge.  By taking just a few seconds out of your holiday you can tell…

Labour Day Review From LabourStart Canada

Most years Labour Day marks the end of the vacation season and a return to the slog.  This year is different.  From Canada Post to funeral homes, global furniture retailers to small town governments, employers have been aggressively pressing …

Nasty Canadian Employers Are Busy This Summer

A pattern is emerging: employers are agressively looking to not just resist our bargaining demands, they’re pushing and pushing hard for major concessions at the table and are prepared to put their employees out on the street for months in order to get…

Porter Airlines Strike: It Just Gets Worse

Remember those Porter Airlines workers who have been on strike since 10 January?  How the employer was offering tiny or no wage increases and no improvements to the workers’ (and by extension all our) safety?
To that anti-union behaviour you can add the fact that Porter is listed as a user of…

Campaigning Online – and Winning

LabourStart’s first book draws on our years of running online campaigns for trade unions around the world.  Copies just US$4.99.

Over the last decade and more, LabourStart has run dozens of online campaigns in partnership with unions around th…