A tribute to Mike Cooley
14 September 2020
Co-creator of the Lucas Plan, Mike showed how the immense talent of workers could be deployed for social use rather than private profit, writes Phil Asquith
The politics of Covid-19: a crisis for cleaners
14 May 2020
Cleaners are being ignored in the government’s provision of a safety-net during the pandemic. The current crisis is rooted in a long history of domestic work being made invisible, writes Laura Schwartz
Fast food fighters
29 January 2019
The bakers’ union president Ian Hodson spoke to Red Pepper about the new forms of organising that have enabled the union, founded in 1847, to begin to grow again.
There is power in a union
14 January 2019
A fast-growing grassroots union is shaking up the way trade unions organise among the lowest paid and most marginalised workers. Shiri Shalmy reports
The rise of the student worker
10 January 2019
The student population today is unrecognisable from that of a generation or more ago, writes Matt Myers. And it is central to any socialist project for the future.
Welcome to the crowd
17 December 2018
Six Silberman writes on the new horizons of digital platform labour
New battlegrounds in the class war
8 June 2018
Joe Hayns talks to Kim Moody about how global capital is reshaping the terrain of class struggle - and how workers are adapting.
What if the workers were in control?
21 November 2016
Hilary Wainwright reflects on an attempt by British workers to produce a democratically determined alternative plan for their industry
Davey Hopper: union man
8 November 2016
Huw Beynon reflects on the life of his friend and comrade Davey Hopper, the tough and imaginative Durham miners’ leader, who died in July
Beating the blacklist
1 June 2015
Dave Smith spoke to Ewa Jasiewicz about his fight against the corporate blacklists that keep union activists out of a job
Beating the blacklisters
14 November 2013
A police raid exposing the scale of worker surveillance within the construction industry galvanised workers to take action. Ewa Jasiewicz speaks to those organising against the blacklisters.
Winning at Walmart
7 June 2013
The OUR Walmart campaign has been shaking up labour organising in the US. As they prepared for their current strike, Alex Wood spent a month with the people behind a new kind of fightback
The pay dispute at Brighton council: a Green view
10 May 2013
Davy Jones, Green Party parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown, gives his view of a dispute that has caused huge debate among Green Party members in the city and across the country
Mythbuster: The truth about the unions
23 November 2011
As the Tories and their pals in the press ratchet up the anti-strike rhetoric, Red Pepper knocks down some of the myths they throw at the unions
Refounding the politics of labour
29 September 2011
Ed Miliband's speech had little to say on the unions. Hilary Wainwright urges the Labour leader to embrace a newly political trade unionism
New life in the unions?
8 September 2011
Red Pepper interviews union leaders Len McCluskey of Unite and Mark Serwotka of PCS