At the ACTU Congress inspiring reports from two US union activists Shari Obrenski Clevand Teachers Union and Eric Barnes from Wisconsin explaining how US unions are sucessful in mobilising hundreds of thousands in Wisconsin and Ohio pushing back the extreme Republican state anti-union and no collective bargaining allowed attacks. Their campaign extended to mobilisation citizens to collect signatures to force these extreme right wing republicans to face a recall election. The struggle continues…
This is critical for Australian unionists as Abbott and Liberal Premiers take their anti-unionism from the US Republicans.
Solidarity with US unions and workers are demonstrated here with rousing applause.
I assume their speeches will be up on YouTube soon.