Wladek Flakin: Technical difficulties at the Technikmuseum

Things have broken down at, of all places, Berlin's Technikmuseum. Workers there are demanding equal pay for equal work and it's disrupting the flow of business. more

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

John Riceburg: France can get its protest on, why not Germany?

Yesterday, thousands of protesters filled the streets of Paris. In Berlin, the only thing making noise are the tourists. John wonders what's going on. more

Jun 15, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: Kids vs. the times...

These are dark days in Germany, with constant right-wing sympathy increasing in the wake of Paris. But John Riceburg is hopeful: A school strike in Berlin shows that young people are aware and fighting back! more

Nov 19, 2015 6:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: The secret to Amazon's success just announced their most successful Christmas season ever – 20 percent more orders than the year before! How do they do it? To understand their success, we need to talk about "Befristung". more

Jan 15, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: Amazon on strike

It seems like magic, right? You just push a button on your computer and a book appears out of thin air in your mailbox. But Amazon's magic may not be what it seems. more

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 4 Comments

John Riceburg: Twelve reasons to love the train strike

Germany is in the middle of a four-day strike by train drivers. The media are telling us we're supposed to hate the strikers because they're ruining the country. But John Riceburg loves them... more

Nov 7, 2014 2:15 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: The point of a trade union, 25 years on

The train strike is a nuisance? Well, that's kind of the point. When you moan about it you're basically saying, "How dare the train drivers not let us take them for granted." more

Nov 7, 2014 9:45 AM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

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