5 Articles by: Gregor Gall

Gregor Gall is a visiting professor of industrial relations at the University of Leeds. He is author of Mick Lynch: The Making of a Working-Class Hero.

Building Picket Lines When We Can’t Stand Together

The wave of strikes demanding better workplace protections shows labor’s impressive resilience faced with the COVID-19 crisis. Social distancing and the rise of homeworking are blocking off many traditional forms of collective action — but also bringing about new ways of pressuring employers.

Yes, We Need to Strike For Each Other

In 1980s Britain, miners went on strike in support of nurses’ pay claims, throwing their industrial muscle behind under-pressure hospital staff. After decades of harsh anti-union laws, Labour’s manifesto promises a way to rebuild this culture of solidarity.