As trade union activists, we are internationalists. The same corporations, and the same government policies, are causing the same havoc across the world. The world’s workers have much more in common with each other than with business and political leaders in their own countries. And we need to be talking to each other: to get encouragement, support and solidarity. To celebrate victories. And to learn lessons about tactics: what works in the global fight to make the world a fairer place for working people?
At USi, we facilitate these conversations by talking to trade union activists around the world, every day. You can watch these conversations as they are streamed live on our website, and even take part. Or you can catch up later on our YouTube channel.
Yesterday we spoke to Tim Beaty, Director of Global Strategies for the US Teamsters union, about international work with unions around the world. We also spoke about domestic issues, such as the School Bus Campaign, that the Teamsters would like international support for. This campaign is fighting for fair conditions for school bus drivers, many of them working for British companies such as FirstGroup and National Express.
Join the conversation! Find out what these inspirational union activists are saying. And if you, or someone you know, would like to join us in conversation and tell us about your struggle, get in touch!