Critique of Syndicalist Methods
Trade-Unionism to Anarcho-Syndicalism
Bonanno, Alfredo M.http://theanarchistlibrary.org/HTML/Alfredo_M._Bonanno__A_Critique_of_Syndicalist_Methods.html
Publisher: Bratach Dabh
Year Published: 1998 First Published: 1975
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX5603
Bonanno's 1975 meditation on the means to be used in pursuit of the anarchist project. Emphasizes the utility of unions in propagating capitalist control of industry and agriculture.
Abstract: Unions have rapidly made peace with management, and can now be considered a decidedly reactionary form of government organizing drives: hence "union capitalism". Syndicalists seeking "reform" within the framework of existing unions are only reinforcing the legitimacy of a socialistically hostile entity. Organizing effective groups of militant revolutionaries thus means "showing [the rank and file of the workers] the difficulty, approximations, and principally the objective limitations which 'anarchist' work meets within syndicates."