Welcome to the forty-second issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, dedicated to the subject of Trade Unions. In this edition:
- Adrian tries to understand the root cause of why most software workers are not unionized.
- Graham explains the financial and societal consequences of a non-unionized workforce.
- In the Library section, Adrian reviews “Programmed Inequality” by Mar Hicks.
This magazine denounces and abhors Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We urge Russia to withdraw its troops, and NATO to stop its expansion immediately. There must be an immediate reduction of nuclear weaponry worldwide, and we call on all sides to de-escalate and seek peaceful solutions. We express our deepest solidarity to all those campaigning for an end to the war, often under very difficult conditions, in Russia and Ukraine.