Alexandra Bradbury

Alexandra Bradbury is co-editor of Labor Notes (al@labornotes.org)

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If members run the local... what exactly is the union rep's job? We asked four experienced staffers how they approach their day-to-day tasks while keeping the rank and file in the driver’s seat. Photo: Jim West/jimwestphoto.com Views
Saturday, June 07, 2014
How to Be a Staffer in a Democratic Union
Suppose you’re a union staff rep. (Or a business agent, an internal organizer, whatever the local lingo is.) And suppose you believe in union democracy: the members should run the fight against the boss. Where do you come in, then? What exactly is your job, and how can you do it in a way that keeps...
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Where will the next big movement come from? Fights in the workplace can be the training ground. (Photo: OUR Walmart) Views
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
How to Fan the Flames
We troublemakers keep hoping for the spark that will set a wildfire of workers in motion. The worse our situation gets—economically, politically, ecologically—the more we yearn for a vast movement to erupt and transform the landscape. It’s not impossible. Look at 1937, when workplace occupations...
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