Now TUC head of campaigns & comms. South Londoner, past Labour councillor, former NGO campaigner.
This weekend, the TUC is 150. 1868 was another world in terms of work – as anyone reading the list of occupational unions who sent delegates to the first meeting in Manchester would recognise.
In the US, yesterday was Labor Day. Wikipedia tells me that the bank holiday “honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.”
I wrote this piece for Sheffield University’s SPERI, as part of their partnership with OpenDemocracy on labour rights and worker organisation in the modern economy.