The UnionDues podcast covers the publication of a new report on unions and data from Unions21.Continue reading Knowledge is power – how unions can use data
Last year we wrote here about the experience of running a fully democratic and participative virtual NASUWT Annual Conference.
A year later and the Union has just held its 2022 Annual Conference at the ICC, Birmingham – our first major in-person event since Spring 2020. Such an event is almost a year in the planning, meaning we started the journey with the familiar uncertainties as to whether a physical event would even be possible in April 2022 and, if it was, under what conditions.
Our starting point was to completely refresh the way our Conference worked, including by retaining many of the innovations we developed for our virtual conference in 2021. In doing so, we aimed to run an event that was both more sustainable and accessible.Continue reading NASUWT Conference 2022: Going back to physical events, without going backwards
Becky Wright previews Unions21’s upcoming conference, which will feature a strand on improving the use of data in unions.Continue reading Why are we talking data in unions?
Report and database from CoWorker.org, investigating the current wave of work related tech products. A record amount of capital is being invested in developing new management software tools that are being released without proper consideration for their harmful effects on working people.Continue reading Little Tech is coming for workers
The Washington Post covers a increase in worker and union online activity around disputes in the US.Continue reading Powering the picket line: Workers are turning to tech in their labor battles
The Atlantic covers productivity software Slack, and how adopting a new tool for work can alter workplace culture and employment relations, for the better or worse.Continue reading Slackers of the world, Unite!
Here’s a recording of a Resolution Foundation fringe event from Congress 2021. Prospect’s Andrew Pakes and UNISON’s David Arnold join the Resolution Ventures’ Louise Marston to look at how tech might help build power for workers, and help unions to support them in doing that.Continue reading Can tech help boost worker power?
TSSA’s Gareth Theobald looks at the union’s next steps in increasing levels of democratic engagement for members via digital.Continue reading Building digital democracy
The New Power Review newsletter looks at examples of unions using technology to organise.Continue reading New power, tech unions and Wetherspoons’ WhatsApps
Democratic Society’s Anthony Zacharzewski introduces their project to find new ways for unions to use digital methods to engage more members in their democracies.Continue reading Beyond Government: Democracy in Trade Unions