Unions and the Road to Socialism
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/01/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20867
A discussion of the labour movement's ineffectiveness against combatting capitalism.
The familiar model of union struggle has been ineffective in attempts to change capitalism. I will try to explain why unions have not shaken capitalism's foundations. The explanation will point to the failure to challenge inequalities in returns to labor and capital from production.
A new model, developed by labor in conjunction with other radical social agents, has the possibility of being effective. This new model depends on extending boundaries of earlier views of fairness to make them effective in joint struggles.