How Collective Bargaining Controls Algorithms

The Robots Are Coming but Sweden Is Fine – so ran a memorable headline of a New York Times articlelast year about the looming impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and employment. But why are the Swedes apparently so relaxed about this? What is the truth behind the headline? In this week’s Unions21 podcast, we talk to two … Continue reading How Collective Bargaining Controls Algorithms

From Martin Luther King to Fortnite: Social Movements, Gaming And Unions

In this third Unions21 bite-size masterclass podcast,  we range from Martin Luther King to Fortnite, exploring how social movements and gaming technologies can be best harnessed in support of  labour movement organising and education.  Dr Peter Bloom, from the Open University Business Schooltakes us across the “mobile divide” and explains why it is so important.  There is … Continue reading From Martin Luther King to Fortnite: Social Movements, Gaming And Unions

Janus, Free Speech, And A Sharp Turn For The Worse

Just when you thought it couldn’t, really, get any worse, the US has taken another lurch to the right. There’s been some talk this week on this side of the “pond" about the political balance of the Supreme Court tilting to the right after the announcement that Justice Kennedy, a long-standing and (relatively) liberal member … Continue reading Janus, Free Speech, And A Sharp Turn For The Worse