Tag: Campaigning

Is this the future of unions?

There is a tide starting to rise in the world of progressive activism, and unions in Australia and globally may get caught in it. The tide is comprised of decentralised, leaderless, temporary movements, empowered by online organising platforms like MoveOn, Change.org, Avaaz, Twitter and Facebook. These platforms have given everyday people unprecedented power to come […]

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Facebook for Unions – My new book is coming soon

Soon I will be launching a new book for unions, called Unionify: Social Campaigning for Unions. Before I publish the entire book, I am releasing a short excerpt: the chapter on Facebook. There are more than 1.15 billion people with a Facebook account in 2013, and over 618 million people use it daily. This platform […]

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Campaigning and Bargaining for Climate Action

At the end of November, I spoke at a climate conference at the University of Toronto, about a union climate campaign I organised from 2008 to 2011. The presentation was a case study on the NTEU Climate Champions campaign, which aimed to empower members to take action on climate change. Here’s a quote from my […]

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Day -33: The turn out election

It is 33 days until Election Day. What has changed in electioneering in Australia since 2010? Obama-style Firstly, I think the progressive parties have watched the Obama campaign very closely. They’ve taken the two most obvious elements of that campaign — data and the ground game — and started to implement in-house capabilities. In Victoria […]

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