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How workers are confronting the climate crisis inside their companies

Employees are using workplace organizing to encourage companies to address their impacts on the environmentOver the past few years, people have been organizing with coworkers to call on their employers to adhere to higher ethical standards. From Google…

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Are you being watched at work?

The Impact of constant surveillance in the workplacegiphy: Jacqueline Jing?LinWhen surveillance increases, low-wage workers and Black and brown communities suffer.In today’s growing gig economy, workers have less rights and more restrictions. On top of…

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Working in California? Find out how your boss is tracking you

New privacy protections have arrived for workers in CaliforniaEmployers collect an enormous amount of data from workers and are using new technologies to monitor us at work. Here are some examples:Teachers in West Virginia were “required to either pay …

Spotlight Beta Test II ??

Prospect and Bectu teams from the UK dug deep into the possibilities of using Spotlight – our privacy respecting, worker empowering tool – at our event today. Unions can use Spotlight in their campaigns – track working time, use of work apps throughout the day, distance traveled for work and so much…

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TUC digital

Getting started with Service Design for unions: TUC Digital Lab workshop report

Service Design is a broad and diverse discipline which seeks to optimise an organisation’s services by focusing on aligning the experience people have of using them. It’s a way of working that’s…

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Data and unions: TUC Digital Lab workshop report

To date, making decisions based on data to improve union experience has mostly been an aspiration, rather than the reality for most trade unions. There are some good examples of testing and…

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TUC digital

How do you get your users to actually use your union digital project?

Digital change projects are only partly about making sure a new bit of technology works. Even the best specified new tech tools won’t be any use if people don’t agree to change their current…

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Real Talk: Top 5 Struggles of Working Retail During The Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”?…right?“Retail Holiday Horror” by BagoGames, FlickrHot chocolate, holiday cheer and time with family: it’s the holiday season we all hope for. Unfortunately, for the millions of people working in retail every…

Right to Disconnect – UNI Campaign

As the barrier between work and personal time erodes, a new global campaign to help workers reclaim their right to disconnect from their jobs is launched. Lead by UNI Global Union’s Professionals & Managers (UNI P&M) the campaign will be rolled out worldwide with the help of the first-ever…

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Four digital challenges for unions that might be better tackled as a movement

At the TUC Digital Lab, we ran a survey amongst our affiliated unions, looking at their readiness for digital transformation. We found a mixed picture, with a number of technical and cultural areas…