My first book, Make Bosses Pay: Why We Need Unions was published by Pluto Press on 20th September 2021 and is available to buy now!
“A brilliant primer for people wanting to find out more about the movement and why they should join” – Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC)
“A brave manifesto for unions at a pivotal point in our history” – Henry Chango Lopez, General Secretary, Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB)
With the world changing at breakneck speed and workers at the whim of apps, bad bosses and zero-hours contracts, why should we care about unions? Aren’t they just for white-haired, middle-aged miners anyway? The government constantly attacks unions, CEOs devote endless time and resources to undermining them, and many unions themselves are stuck in the past.
Despite this, inspiring work is happening all the time, from fast food strikes and climate change campaigning to the modernisation of unions for the digital age. Speaking to academics, experts and grassroots organisers from TUC, UNISON, Acorn, IWGB and more, Eve Livingston explores how young workers are organising to demand fair workplaces, and reimagines what an inclusive union movement that represents us all might look like.
Working together can change the course of history, and our bosses know that. Yes, you need a union, but your union also needs you! This book explores how powerful collective action is the only way to fight capitalism.
“Essential reading for the new working class” – Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won’t Love You Back
– PUBLICITY FOR MAKE BOSSES PAY –
Power in a Union: Eve Livingston on Make Bosses Pay – The Skinny
The HR department are not your friends (extract) – i-d
Trade unions must move away from ‘white male breadwinner’ image to survive, says Glasgow author – The Daily Record
How unions could transform work under capitalism – Huck
Book review: rejuvenating trade unionism – Morning Star
Hate Work? Join A Union And Make Your Boss Pay – VICE
How can trade unions organise young workers? – Left Foot Forward
European Public Services Union podcast
Why every woman should join a trade union – Stylist
Why Unions? – extract in Greater Govanhill magazine
Why trade unions are starting to sound appealing after years of being put off by shouty old men – review in The Scotsman
Review in Greater Govanhill magazine
Scottish Politics Explained podcast