Social Movement Unionism: connecting ideas and activism

March 31, 2013 — Leave a comment

NUT fringeOn 31st March 2013 I spoke at a fringe meeting at the National Union of Teachers‘ conference in Liverpool, organised by the Socialist Teachers’ Alliance and the Campaign for a Democratic and Fighting Union. The topic of the meeting was ‘Social movement unionism: learning from Chicago’. I spoke with Charlotte Brady (Charlotte was involved in a major campaign to defend community services) and Lois Weiner (author of ‘The Future of our Schools: teacher unions and social justice’ ).

I did not use a powerpoint on the night – but have prepared a slideshow to organise my thinking (still developing). I am placing that slideshow here for those at the meeting (or indeed anyone else) who may want to carry on the debate we had that night. Please use the comments facility on this blog to contribute to the debate.

The ideas are developing from work described here – and will be published in a special issue of Leadership and Policy in Schools, guest edited by Lauri Johnson.

 

Other slideshows I have loaded on slideshare available here.

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