TUED Bulletin 98: “Weaponizing the Numbers”: The Hidden Agenda behind Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

Sean Sweeney from Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) has written an article titled “‘Weaponizing the Numbers’: The Hidden Agenda behind Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform”. Originally written for the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies’ journal, New Labor Forum, the article unpacks the differences between producer and consumer subsidies, digs into the numbers behind … Continue reading “TUED Bulletin 98: “Weaponizing the Numbers”: The Hidden Agenda behind Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform”

TUED Bulletin 97: Global Forum on Union Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

On April 3rd, 2020, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) hosted a Global Web Forum on how unions are responding to the evolving global public health, economic and social crises set in motion by the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 200 participants from 70 unions in 25 countries. Speakers on the call reported from the USA, … Continue reading “TUED Bulletin 97: Global Forum on Union Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis”

FES and GLU launch ‘Trade Unions in Transformation’ Online Course

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Global Labour University (GLU) are launching an online course combining the knowledge of trade unionists, labour activists and academics. This online course provides concise knowledge on how trade unions are using power resources to improve working conditions and transform themselves in the process. The course provides also possibilities to discuss … Continue reading “FES and GLU launch ‘Trade Unions in Transformation’ Online Course”

TUED Working Paper #13: Transition in Trouble? The Rise and Fall of “Community Energy” in Europe

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) has published its thirteenth working paper: Transition in Trouble? The Rise and Fall of “Community Energy” in Europe This working paper aims to help reframe discussions among unions and others fighting for energy democracy on how to cultivate meaningful and broad-based community engagement in the transition to a more … Continue reading “TUED Working Paper #13: Transition in Trouble? The Rise and Fall of “Community Energy” in Europe”

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): A Trade Union Negotiating Guide

GLI Manchester announces that the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the Formalisation of Informal Transport Trade Union Negotiating Guide is now available to view and download. This negotiating guide was commissioned for GLI Manchester by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) as a contribution to the ITF Our Public Transport (OPT) programme. This negotiating guide … Continue reading “Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): A Trade Union Negotiating Guide”

TUED Bulletin 93: Conference Report on “The Green New Deal, Net-Zero Carbon, and the Crucial Role of Public Ownership”

On September 28, 2019, more than 150 trade union representatives, activists and policy allies from more than a dozen countries came together in New York City for a one-day international conference on “The Green New Deal, Net-Zero Carbon, and the Crucial Role of Public Ownership.” The conference report is now available for download here. The … Continue reading “TUED Bulletin 93: Conference Report on “The Green New Deal, Net-Zero Carbon, and the Crucial Role of Public Ownership””