Unionmade Goods hipster clothing not actually union made. Whodathunk?

Via a rather pissed off AFL-CIOnow today, I came across a Gawker article about Californian clothing company Unionmade Goods. They sell upmarket priced downmarket looking clothing to the good hipster folk of the Bay Area. All quite pleasant looking, if rather on the pricey side, and topped off with a woolly commitment to ethical sourcing, …

Decent work at the crossroads

World Day for Decent Work today is even glummer this year than usual. 34 million jobs have been lost worldwide since 2008, due to the financial crisis, and 64 million have been pushed into extreme poverty. Yet the austerity measures that so many governments have adopted to respond to the crisis will only make things …

Old bollocks chops is back

Random LOLs whilst reading this month’s GMB magazine. Kevin Maguire has done a nice feature on GMB President (and patron saint) Mary Turner, now Mary Turner MBE, with some great stories about her contributions to the labour movement. Best quote though is saved right to the end: Mary Turner MBE is happy to retell how …

I made a movie!

…starring our photocopier, as it can act a whole lot better than me. Thanks to Moby for allowing me to use the splendid track “18” on this, and to Lianne for clicking repeatedly. BTW: As Mark Twain would likely have tweeted – had I more time, I would have uploaded a shorter video. If you …