Hanna Thomas writes about how ‘digital’ is becoming a less useful distinction in many organisations as new ways of working become mainstream. 350.org’s structure instead seeks to spread digital functions and skills around the organisation, supported by product teams focused on the particular tools the organisation needs.Continue reading What is a digital department? (And why 350.org doesn’t have one)
Action Network’s Martha Grant writes how their upcoming organising toolkit Action Builder has been developed in partnership with unions, using principles of cooperative design.Continue reading Old School: Cooperative Design at Action Network
Swedish union Unionen is logging support call data to model longer term economic changes with employers and help organisers plan accordingly, reports Vice’s Jamie Maxwell. Continue reading How a labor union is using an algorithm to predict when to organize
UNI Global’s Christina Colclough writes for the journal ICTUR on how unions might need to respond to the effects of the burgeoning data that we generate in our working lives, but have little or no control over. Continue reading When algorithms hire and fire
Recent decades have been tough on labour, largely as a consequence of technological change, claims this briefing from The Economist. But technology may also be the thing that helps turn their fortunes around Continue reading Technology may help to revive organised labour
UNISON is rolling out an interesting new Easy Joiner online tool to support reps helping to grow the union on the move. Continue reading Easy Joiner: coming soon to a region near you
UNISON Digital’s Alison Charlton introduces the principles informing their approach to digital transformation. Continue reading Unions and digital transformation
Outlandish’s Harry Robbins proposes a Government Digital Services approach to help the trade union movement engage with digital at a strategic level.
Simon Parry has been looking at SEO changes in union websites over the last year. Who’s got the top spot for 2018? Continue reading Trade Union Website League Table 2018
Learning to read and predict our changing environment through strategic use of data is crucial for the survival of trade unions, says Prospect’s Jenny Andrew.