Archive for June, 2004

I have seen the future and it works

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

I returned a few weeks ago from a month-long journey to Australia and New Zealand, countries in which the trade union movement has taken some huge steps forward in its use of the new communications technology. I’d like to share six of the things that I saw — examples of trade unions using the net effectively.


Two Funerals, Two Americas

Monday, June 14th, 2004

Ronald Reagan and Victor Reuther were born only months apart in the years before the first world war. They both died last weekend in America, aged 92 and 93. One is being mourned by the rich and powerful, with a lavish state funeral planned. The other is being honored more quietly by ordinary working people. Their lives ran along strangely parallel lines, but in the end they came to represent two very different Americas.