I read an interesting article about a woman in the US who 15 years ago started a Union for the self-employed. At the time she went to the AFL-CIO for assistance but received none. The Union now has 150,000 members and provides insurance and political action for its members, among other things. As the nature of work changes, more and more people, especially younger people, find themselves self-employed, either through choice or just the job situation. A Freelancer's Union is a fascinating concept and one that could introduce young people to the Left. Has it ever been tried here?
Sun, 2011-06-26 15:34#1