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
The @unions21 podcast is one year old! To celebrate, Becky Wright and me joined the TUC Congress in Manchester for our latest episode.
Good governance is at the heart of all organisations and unions are no different. It is, literally, the difference between success and failure
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
Maybe it was the heat, maybe we were just hit by a wave of end-of-termitis, of maybe we were hitting lots of nails on the head. Whatever. This is a rousing finale to our second series.
In this week’s Unions21 podcast we learn some vital lessons from both home and abroad
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
All in all it has not been a bad week for unions. Our new podcast tells the story.
Co-inciding perfectly with the TUC’s 150th birthday celebrations, the latest stats on union membership arrive, and Becky, Jane Holgate and I lose no time in dissecting them on the latest unions 21 podcast.