If Australia’s Unions Don’t Organize Unemployed Workers, They’re Digging Their Own Graves

Faced with the unemployment crisis of 1890, jobless workers in Melbourne formed a union to fight for relief. But the Australian labor movement remained indifferent to their struggle — and soon paid the price. Those self-defeating attitudes are still alive in unions today.

If Australia’s Unions Don’t Organize Unemployed Workers, They’re Digging Their Own Graves