Part 1 – Making sense of our situation
Australian unions – what is the problem?
What the hell happened to us?
Why are unions in Australia the way they are?
What kind of unions are we?
Part 2 – Rethinking Unionism
LHMU South Australia
Defining unionism that works
Organising and leadership
Part 3 – Rebuilding organisational capacity
Doing the union’s work differently
Member service centres
Splitting the organiser workforce
Organising existing members
Organising new members – the role of external or growth organisersThe role of the industrial officer
Finding additional resources to win
Part 4 – Building strategic leverage
Our strategy towards employers
Managing the employer relationship
The need for scale in organising
Doing politics differently
The closed shop and the future
Part 5 – Driving comprehensive change
Women in leadership