Organize The Unorganized
October 30, 2019 8:29 AM   Subscribe

“ One goal is the radical democratization of existing unions, which would redistribute power from union leadership to the rank and file, empowering workers to take a more confrontational approach to fighting back. Another involves new unionization campaigns in sectors at the heart of the US economy, from “pink collar” sectors like health care and education to more traditional strongholds of worker power, such as logistics and manufacturing. “Socialists have really operated as small cells of activists looking for ways to flyer at a strike here, or hold onto a seat in a local union there,” says Ryan Mosgrove, a Washington, DC delegate and Teamsters staffer. “Now we’re talking about large-scale labor [mobilization] as socialist workers. It’s a whole other ball game.” From the Ashes of the Old (Jewish Currents)
posted by The Whelk (2 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
While I like the idea of wildcat unionism, I'm not sure how we get around the very real concrete superstructure we find ourselves in as the base. (The links on the side certainly mention the issues - Taft-Hartley being the big one,IMO.
posted by symbioid at 10:48 AM on October 30, 2019 [1 favorite]




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