Since the late 70’s I’ve been working at the assembly plant of Volvo Cars in Torslanda Gothenburg, Sweden.
I started this blog to promote the book Slutkört, in which I argue both the necessity an possibility of converting the auto industry to save both the climate and our jobs. I also upload texts here that I’ve written on car related issues in various papers and magazines over the years.
This text, published in Jacobine the fall of 2015, summarizes some of my ideas about conversion of the auto industry as a possible common strategy for unions and environmentalists.
In this paper, which is a roughly edited version of a speach I gave in London in the fall of 2009, I outline the basic thoughts that I develop in my book.
In cooperation with my Swedish publisher, Ordfront, the British publisher Resistance Books is presently trying to finance a translation of Slutkört into English. To that end they’ve made a quick translation of one of the chapters of book that you can read here.
I also have an chapter in the book ”Trade Unions in the Green Economy – Working for the Environment”, ed. Nora Rätzel, David Uzzel, Routledge 2012 covering similar issues.