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TRADE UNIONS FOR ENERGY DEMOCRACY
October 9-11 - Tarrytown, NY

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! We face a global social and environmental crisis of unprecedented proportions, one that touches the lives of every worker regardless of where they live. At the same time, n...

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UNIONS GO GREEN
Stefanie Ehmsen, Lara Skinner, Tadzio Müller & Emmaia Gelman

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RISING INEQUALITY IN CANADA
Trish Hennessy

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TRADE UNIONS FOR ENERGY DEMOCRACY
Energy Democracy Initiative

In order to coordinate their fight for sustainability and social justice, trade unions from around the globe, together with Cornell’s GLI and RLS-NYC, have formed the TUED initiative in May 2013. ...

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RESIST, RECLAIM, RESTRUCTURE
Sean Sweeney

When it comes to the global energy system, trade unions recognize that business as usual is not sustainable. Union members are already feeling the impacts of climate change, whether as first responders to climate catastrophes or as members ...

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DEATH OF A YUPPIE DREAM
Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich

By Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich – Saddled with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, unemployed or working part-time for not much more than minimum wage: the struggling recent college graduate has—thanks ...

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TEACHERS ON STRIKE
Ethan Young

By Ethan Young. When newly elected President Ronald Reagan fired more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers in 1981, he was also firing the first shots in a new offensive against workers in the United States. The new...

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THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY
Oliver Schmidtke

By Oliver Schmidtke – Migration is not a new phenomenon—it is as old as humanity. But in a world in which more and more goods and services are exchanged at an ever faster pace, migration has globalized as well. In c...

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ENERGY EMERGENCY, ENERGY TRANSITION
Conference - NYC District Council of Carpenters -

On October 10-12 in New York City, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute convened the “Energy Emergency, Energy Transition” conference. This invitation-only roundtable brought together over sixt...

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TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN
John Nichols

The Wisconsin uprising of 2011 and 2012 mobilized hundreds of thousands, thereby producing the largest mass protest of pro-union activists in modern American history. It did not, however, begin in a vacuum. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker h...

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THE STATE OF THE UNIONS IN THE U.S.
Sean Sweeney

Ever since the election of Ronald Reagan to the U.S. presidency and the following launch of the neoliberal period in the early 1980s, trade unions in the United States have suffered a steady decline. Today, barely one in ten workers carries...

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LABOR UNIONS AND NEW FORMS OF SOLIDARITY
Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven, professor of sociology and political science at the City University of New York, speaks in Berlin about problems of traditional ways of organizing workers and the need for new strategies against neoliberalism. ...

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THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF THE PRECARIAT
Loïc Wacquant

Loïc Wacquant, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, describes at an RLS conference in Berlin the connection between deregulation, urban marginality and the penal state in the United States. ...

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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY

Political Intrigue, Celebration Capitalism, and Spotlight on Korea It appears the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be an arena for politics as well as sports. The Games are taking place against a backdrop of rising military tensions involving North Korea, accusations of corruption against the International Olympic Committee, and the ban of...
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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY

Political Intrigue, Celebration Capitalism, and Spotlight on Korea It appears the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be an arena for politics as well as sports. The Games are taking place against a backdrop of rising military tensions involving North Korea, accusations of corruption against the International Olympic Committee, and the ban of Russia over doping allegations. How will these geopolitical tensions play out in the Winter......
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