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  1. The Abolition of the State
    Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Both Anarchists and Marxists believe that it will be possible to do away with the state. But what do they mean by that? What is the state, after all? What institutions, if any, would be necessary to replace its functions? Would a transitional “dictatorship of the proletariat” be needed or will it be possible to immediately abolish the state? Does modern technology require a centralized institution such as the state? Throughout the history of revolutions, the people have created workplace councils and neighborhood assemblies--how could these replace the state?
  2. Against the Current
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1986
    Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
  3. Against the Tide
    The Story of the Canadian Seaman's Union

    Resource Type: Book
  4. All That Our Hands Have Done
    A Pictorial History of Hamilton Workers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    The story of working people in Hamilton's steel industry.
  5. The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1952
    A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
  6. The American Working Class in Historical Persepctive 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    A review of Jeremy Brecher's Strike! (See CX6590)
  7. Asia: Realities of "Recovery"
    Against The Current vol. 83

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    Why are we still talking about the Asian crisis? In recent months we have heard government policy-makers, economists, business journalists, financial analysts, IMF technocrats, big business and even some unions announce that “the Asian financial crisis is over.”
  8. Battle in Nicaragua's Maquiladoras
    Against The Current vol. 87

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Nicaragua has only one major "free trade zone," Las Mercedes, and unlike the rest of Central America, half of the workers there have managed to build unions. Recently the zone management and the Labor Ministry are helping employers to implement a variety of union-busting actions:
  9. Beating Back the Corporate Attack 
    Socialism and the struggle for global justice

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Our movement is calling for a new direction -- for democratic control of our political life, and for democratic control over the most important aspects of the economy. Why should handful of the super-rich run the planet, and, moreover, run it into the ground?
  10. Beyond the Fields
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    There is a strong historical link between the United Farm Workers in its heyday and myriad forms of progressive activism today. UFW alumni, ideas, and strategies have influenced Latino political empowerment, the immigrant rights movement, union membership growth, and on-going coalitions between labor, community, campus, and religious groups.
  11. Big Three Win A Modular Future: Contract Hype and Reality
    Against The Current vol. 83

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    The 1999 contract talks between the United Auto Workers and the Big Three auto makers, plus General Motors' Delphi spin-off, offer one more demonstration of what the mainstream media like to call improved relations between the union and the company. Whatever the media mainliners think of this overused phrase, in practice it means greater consensus between top union leaders and company officials.
  12. Break Their Haughty Power 
    Resource Type: Website
    Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
  13. The Business Page
    How To Read It and Understand the Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
  14. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 2 - July 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
  15. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 3

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
  16. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 5 - January 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
  17. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 6 - March 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
  18. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 2

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
  19. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 4 - November 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
  20. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 5 - December 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
  21. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 3 - June 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  22. The Canadian Left 
    A Critical Analysis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    The main focus of the book is the emergence and development of Canadian socialist thought. Penner examines the origins of the Communist Party of Canada and its ideological base and the beginings and development of the CCF-NDP.
  23. Das Capital, Volume 1 
    A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1867   Published: 1890
    Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, together with its legal, political, religious, artistic, philosophical and ideological manifestations.
  24. Capitalism and the National Question in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    Essays examining a variety of questions about Canada's past, from a Marxist perspective.
  25. The Case of Northwest Airlines: Workers' Rights & Wrongs
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Four years ago, when asked by an academic journal to write about whether the strike was still a viable weapon in labor’s “arsenal,” my title was blunt: “Is the Strike Dead?”(1) As is my style, I introduced some historical material and offered an analysis of the anti-labor bias of the past 25 years, during which the number of “large” strikes (involving 1,000 or more workers) had declined from more than 400 per year to less than 30.
  26. Challenging Unions
    Feminist Process and Democracy in the Labour Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  27. Chinese Workers' Resistance
    Against The Current vol. 111

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Norm Diamond interviews Tim Pringle, who lives in Hong Kong, where he participates as an observer and also as a member of the editorial board of the Chinese-language magazine Globalization Monitor.
  28. The Chinese Working Women's Network
    Against The Current vol. 113

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    There is no doubt that China is growing rapidly in importance in the global economy. China has now surpassed the United States as the largest destination in the world for foreign investment. While many U.S. businesses (and other multinationals) look eagerly to both the large Chinese market and the very low wages of Chinese workers, the U.S. labor movement has been focused on stopping the flow of U.S. production and jobs to China.
  29. The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor
    Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Steve Early explains why and how the 2008-2010 battles within the progressive wing of the U.S. labour movement occurred.
  30. Class Composition and the Theory of the Party at the Origin of the Workers-Councils Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
    Re-examines a crucial segment of labour history, the German workers' council experience, which bridges the classical socialist phase of the Second and Third Internationals, and the post-Keynesian period.
  31. Class Unionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1905   Published: 1909
  32. Cleaners' Action Newsletter
    Periodical profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
    Cleaner's Action is a monthly newspaper published in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
  33. Close the 49th Parallel Etc
    The Americanization of Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    The increasing Americanization of Canada is now evident to all, and it is also becoming evident that the elites in Canada have been anxious to avoid any confrontation of this fact or any examination of its consequences. This collection of essays attempts to display some of the effects of US corporate imperialism and the permissive policy of its Canadian supporters, to analyse the the ideologies involved, to explain the social, economic and political costs of the process, and to suggest how it might be reversed.
  34. Collective Action - and Victory! France: CPE Goes Down
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Millions of young people in France have lived through the experience of collective action and of an important victory, young people who just a few weeks earlier had paid no attention to political organization. In the end the movement won: the "First Employment Contract" (CPE) has been annulled.
  35. Collective Bargaining Course Book
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
  36. Columbia's Paramilitary Politics
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In a surprise move in the early morning of May 13th, Colombian President Álvaro Uríbe announced the extradition of fourteen top paramilitary leaders to the United States, where they are charged with cocaine trafficking and money laundering. His move has provoked an outcry from victims’ and human rights groups, who fear that the extraditions will undercut efforts to hold the paramilitaries accountable for massacres, disappearances, torture, extra-judicial executions, and the displacement of thousands of people in Colombia.
  37. Combatting Racism in the Workplace
    A Course for Workers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  38. Common Sense for Hard Times 
    The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is organized, and thereby enables us to re-examine our own situation and experience.
  39. Connexions
    Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  40. Connexions
    Volume 3, Number 6 - December 1978 - Unemployment/Chomage

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  41. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 1 - February 1979 - National Security/Securite Nationale

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  42. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 2 - March 1979 - Native Rights/Les Droits des Autochtones

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  43. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 4 - September 1979 - Food/La Nourriture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  44. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 5 - October 1979 - Nuclear Energy\Energie Nucleaire

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  45. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 2 - May 1980 - Women/Femmes

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1980
  46. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 3 - September 1980 - Racism/Racisme

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1980
  47. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 5 - January 1981 - Militarism/Militarisme

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  48. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 1 - February 1981 - Lesbians/Gay Men/Lesbiennes/Hommes Gais

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  49. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 3 - September 1981 - Atlantic Development/Le Developpement Atlantique

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  50. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 4 - November 1981 - Unorganized Workers/Travailleurs Non-Organises

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  51. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 2 - May 1982 - Canada-Latin America/Le Canada-L'Amerique Latine

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
  52. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 3 - July 1982 - Prairie Region/Region des Prairies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
  53. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 1 - Spring 1983 - Women and Men

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
  54. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 2 - Summer 1983 - Toward a New Economy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
  55. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 3-4 - Winter 1983/84 - Native Issues - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
  56. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 1 - Spring 1984 - Energy - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
  57. Connexions
    Volume 10, Number 1 - Spring 1986 - The Arts and Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1986
  58. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1987
  59. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1988
  60. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1988
  61. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1989
  62. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1989
  63. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
  64. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
  65. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1991
  66. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1992
  67. Connexions Library: Labour and Unions Focus 
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on labour and unions.
  68. Constitution and By-Laws of Industrial Workers of the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1905
    The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life....
  69. Craft Unionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1905
    The old form of trade unionism no longer meets the demands of the working class. The old trade union has not only fulfilled its mission and outlived its usefulness, but that it is now positively reactionary.
  70. Critique of Syndicalist Methods
    Trade-Unionism to Anarcho-Syndicalism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975   Published: 1998
    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.
  71. CUPW 1981: Mother's Rights, Union Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
  72. The Danish General Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES have constituted the foremost outposts on the reformist road to socialism. One of them, Denmark, a small country of five million people, has become a flashpoint in the continuing clash between the welfare state and the globalization of capital.
  73. DARE's Struggles in Rhode Island
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Let's start in a scene from last summer that will be familiar, not exactly but approximately, to many older readers: the labor awards banquet. The setting is a "casino"— in the 1880s sense of a banquet hall, used for wedding receptions and assorted fraternal functions for six generations — set in a venerable public park in a working-class neighborhood, long ago designed by Frederick Law Olmstead.
  74. Eugene V. Debs Internet Archive
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926).
  75. Democracy's Oxygen 
    How Corporations Control the News

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture public consent for policies which favour the corporate elite.
  76. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  77. The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    DRUM was formed in May 1968 during the course of a wildcat strike that protested against an increase in production without an increase in man-power. Most of the plant porkchoppers were off in Atlantic City at a union convention and the plant was shut down by a joint effort of older Polish women from the Trim Shop and young black workers.
  78. Eat Pray Love Strike
    The Law of the Bargaining Table

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    We admire underdogs, yet we do not rejoice when underdogs go on strike against corporate fat cats. We admire hard-workers, yet we do not embrace those who are, arguably, the hardest-workers among us - the stoop laborers who pick our lettuce and strawberries.
  79. E-Commerce vs. E-Commons
    Communications in the public interest

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    From privacy issues to intellectual property, from universal access to union activism, these essays challenge the rush to deregulate and disconnect communications from the public interest.
  80. The Emergence of the Canadian Working Class Movement
    1845-1875

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
  81. Eugene V. Debs Speaks
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  82. Everything's on the Line at AAM
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The strike of 3,600 UAW-represented workers at American Axle and Manufacturing plants in Michigan and New York has forced the idling of more than 40,000 workers in 30 GM plants and shut down a number of parts plants throughout North America. Eighty percent of AAM’s axles, chassis components and forged products are shipped to General Motors, but AAM also produces parts for other automakers, including Chrysler and Toyota.
  83. The Exploitation Explosion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    Female workers in developing countries are undervalued and underpaid.
  84. Facing the Toyota "Pattern"
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Highly praised as a “breakthrough” in the mainstream and business press, the new United Auto Workers contract at General Motors is a stunning retreat for the union, threatening the existence of most high-paying production jobs throughout the U.S. auto industry. (Skilled trades face drastic downsizing through outsourcing and combining of the trades.)
  85. Failure of a Dream?
    Essays in the History of American Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    Examines the reasons for the relative weakness of American socialism.
  86. Falling Behind
    The State of Working Canada, 2000

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    An accessible collation of data and analysis, analyzed from a progressive perspective, about the social and economic realities of working people in Canada.
  87. False Promises 
    The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  88. False Promises: A Review 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1974
    False Promises is a strange book. Despite a certain carelessness of presentation, I recommend it to all concerned with the working class for its extensive documentation of the working-class experience, at work, in the larger society, and in the unions. It is imbued with the conception that freedom is the fundamental quality of revolutionary change and it rejects the strangling doctrines and structures of the union movement and of the vanguard parties. Yet it cannot overcome a conception of working-class consciousness which reduces workers to victims and consciousness to verbalizations.
  89. Fight for the Forest
    Chico Mendes in His Own Words

    Resource Type: Book
    Chico Mendes talks of his life's work in his last major interview. He recalls the rubber tappers' campaign against forest clearances and their struggle to develop sustainable alternatives for the Amazon.
  90. Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in Lázaro Cárdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40 wounded. A video released to the press shows Michoacán police taking aim at the strikers.
  91. The Flint sit-down strike, 1936-1937
    Jeremy Brecher

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    210,000 auto workers joined the American Federation of Labor (A.F.L.) to take part in the strike but the A.F.L leadership however wanted no part in a strike, and managed to postpone it again and again. The workers won control over the rate of production, despite a union contract that conceded this authority to management.
  92. Frequently Asked Questions about Workers Solidarity Alliance
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
  93. From Iron Mines to Iron Bars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Exploring some of the consequences of the long-term decline in union membership and the significant shift in membership towards public sector workers.
  94. General Strike France 1968 
    A factory-by-factory account

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    Andre Hoyles analyses the development, organisation and end of the mass strike in France, 1968, with reference to case studies of particular factories.
  95. Get Up, Stand Up 
    Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, energy, and unity in order to wrest power away from the corporatocracy.
  96. Glaberman, Martin - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Martin Glaberman (1918-2001).
  97. Global Labour Calendar
    Resource Type: Website
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    Calendar of trade union and labour-related events.
  98. Globalizing the Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990   Published: 1991
    The Canadian trade union movement has to put greater emphasis on using its global ties to prevent multinational companies from shifting their operations to low wage countries.
  99. Gramsci & Syndicalism
    Resource Type: Article
    In a polemic against the syndicalists, Antonio Gramsci argued that the syndicalists were wrong in maintaining that unions were capable of being organs of workers' revolution. He said this confused a marketing organization of labor within capitalism -- the trade unions -- with an organization for running production in a socialized economy -- the workers councils. Because the function of a union is to affect the terms and conditions of the sale of labor to the employers, he argued, it is an organization specific to a capitalist society.
  100. The Great Flint Sit-Down Strike Against G.M. 1936-37
    How Trade Unionism was Won

    Resource Type: Article
    A history of the Flint strike (1936-1937).
  101. The Great Transformation 
    The political and economic origins of our time

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1944   Published: 1968
    Polanyi analyzes the social and political upheavals that took place in England during the rise of the market economy. Polanyi contends that the modern market economy and the modern nation-state should be understood not as discrete elements, but as a single human invention he calls the "Market Society".
  102. Harlan County USA 
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1976
    An effort of 180 coal miners and their wives to strike for benefits at the Eastover Coal Company's Brookside Mine in Harlan County, southeast Kentucky in 1973.
  103. The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945
    Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
  104. How the Unions Killed the Working Class Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    An analysis of how the vertical integration of unions disempowers workers and forces them to use captilist systems such as courts instead of relying on friendship and solidarity.
  105. Industrial Unionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1905
    In capitalist society you are the lower class; the capitalists are the upper class-because they are on your backs; if they were not on your backs they could not be above you.
  106. An Injury to All
    The Decline of American Unionism

    Resource Type: Book
    The author, a union organizer and activist, details the decline of the American union movement.
  107. International Labor Rights Forum
    Resource Type: Website
    An advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide.
  108. International Trade Union Summit on Privatization Proceedings
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  109. An Interview with Patricia Campbell
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Patricia Campbell is President of the Irish Independent Workers Union (IWU), an independent trade union and social movement in both the north and south of Ireland. She is a deputy editor of the journal Fourthwrite, founded by a group of Irish Republicans most of whom are former political prisoners from the Republican movement.
  110. Introduction to When the UAW Was Young
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
  111. It's Never Been Easy
    Essays on Modern Labor

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Most of the labor essays included here were written over the last seven years and appeared originally in various publications, including CounterPunch, The Exception Magazine, Liberalati, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, State of Nature, and Synthesis/Regeneration. This book is dedicated to working men and women everywhere, but particularly to the members of America's labor unions' those individuals who carry out the work, solve the problems, make it happen, but who, alas, rarely share in the treasure or glory.
  112. Jim Crutchfield's I.W.W. Page
    Resource Type: Website
    Historic documents on the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies).
  113. Karl Marx: Essential Writings
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A selection of Marx's writings ranging from his early works on philosophy, religion, alienation, and Hegelianism, through the materialist conception of history, the theoretical analysis of capitalism, and the politics of revolution. Bender provides informatative introductions setting the context for each set of materials.
  114. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution 
    Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
  115. LaborNet
    Resource Type: Website
    Exists to build a democratic communication network for the labor movement.
  116. The "Labor Aristocracy" and Working-Class Struggles: Consciousness in Flux, Part 2
    Against The Current vol. 124

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Whatever the theoretical and empirical problems with the economics of the labor aristocracy thesis, its defenders still claim that well paid workers have generally been more reformist and conservative in their politics than lower paid workers. They point to the example of mostly white New York City construction workers ("hardhats") attacking antiwar demonstrators in the Spring of 1970; and contrast them with the militancy and progressive politics of some of the recent "Justice for Janitors" campaigns.
  117. Labour in an Affluent Society
    Resource Type: Article
    Put together by the Radical Education Project, this paper includes the following articles: "WILDCAT: anatomy of a work stoppage" by Steve Fox; "THE BRUNS STRIKE: a case study of student participation in labor" by C. Clark Kissinger; and "BLUE RIDGE: The History of the Levi Strike" by Brenda Mull.
  118. Labour Left Out
    Canada's Failure to Protect and Promote Collective Bargaining as a Human Right

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
  119. Labour Martyr: Joe Hill
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    The story of the rebel songwriter and union activst Joe Hill, who was murdered by the state of Utah in 1915.
  120. Labor on the Ropes
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In U.S. Labor in Trouble and Transition, Kim Moody focuses on why the organized labor movement went into decline and points to potential signs of revival. The author’s explanation begins with the worsening economic situation in the 1970s and a harsher anti-union climate, both politically and in the workplace, as “business refined its ability to act as a class.”
  121. Labor Politics in Action, 1901-1911: The Union Labor Party of San Francisco
    Against The Current vol. 81

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    In 1900 San Francisco had an organized labor movement that reflected the unique development of this metropolis of the West. San Francisco did not experience the slow and steady growth of Chicago and other cities of the plains, but became a city overnight in 1850 when thousands of gold seekers poured in from the East and every part of Europe, and beyond.
  122. Labor Scores at Verizon
    Against The Current vol. 89

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    On August 6 87,000 members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) struck Verizon Communications in twelve states from Maine to Virginia, and the District of Columbia. At the heart of the strike was the unions' attempt to maintain wall to wall unionization in an industry which is rapidly changing, to strengthen job security for workers in the wake of a national merger, and to fight the spread of lean production. The three-year contract we won represents a major victory on all of these issues.
  123. The Labor Wars
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1974
    A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
  124. Labor's Disaster at American Axle
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The 87-day strike earlier this year at American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) ended in a rout that has devastating implications for the organized U.S. labor movement. Begun on a snowy morning early February 26, the strike ended on May 22, a late spring day just before the Memorial Day weekend.
  125. LabourStart
    Resource Type: Website
    A major site with information about labour activities throughout the world.
  126. Let's Be Practical
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Building a movement to destroy capitalism and create a society which truly reflects the aspirations of most people, though it may sound scary, is actually more practical than trying to reform a union.
  127. Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
    Great Cities of North America Since 1600

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the time of Benjamin Franklin (1760), New York in the mid nineteenth-century (1860), Chicago at the beginning of the Progressivist Civic Movements (1910), Los Angeles during the immediate Post-war boom (1950) and Toronto at the beginning of its own ascendancy in the 1970's. (1975).
  128. Life After Death for Labor?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Stanley Aronowitz's book "The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers’ Movement."
  129. Life Support for Labor?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Debate Over how to save the labour movement suffers from a serious deficit of books written by organizers. Rarely do we get an entire book by someone who has been organizing for four decades, and is still actively engaged with union members, staff and leaders.
  130. Live Working or Die Fighting 
    How the Working Class Went Global

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
  131. Locked Out! One Wife's Story of the Staley Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
  132. Loosing Another Round
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The strike at American Axle, which we reported on in ATC 134, ended when workers voted to go back under a concessionary agreement. The 25% who voted no didn’t feel they were close to winning but they said they couldn’t look themselves in the mirror if they voted yes. Yet the strike idled nearly three dozen assembly plants and put enormous pressure on GM. The UAW did not develop a longterm relationship with the union at the AAM plant in Mexico. All during the strike that plant produced 6,000 axles a day, thus enabling GM to keep some production going.
  133. Luxemburg, Rosa - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919).
  134. The Making of Jericho Road
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
  135. Marxism and the Trade Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1970
    Draper argues that essentially, no Marxist group has ever carried on any systematic revolutionary work in trade unions.
  136. A Marxist History of the World part 102: What is neoliberalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The ‘free-market’ theory provides a pseudo-scientific justification for the greed and poverty endemic to the system, and the main beneficiaries are the global mega-corporations of neoliberal capitalism.
  137. Marxists Internet Archive 
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  138. The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1906
    Luxemburg writes that "the mass strike in Russia [in 1905] has been realised not as means of evading the political struggle of the working-class, and especially of parliamentarism, not as a means of jumping suddenly into the social revolution by means of a theatrical coup, but as a means, firstly, of creating for the proletariat the conditions of the daily political struggle and especially of parliamentarism. The revolutionary struggle in Russia, in which mass strikes are the most important weapon, is, by the working people, and above all by the proletariat, conducted for those political rights and conditions whose necessity and importance in the struggle for the emancipation of the working-class Marx and Engels first pointed out, and in opposition to anarchism fought for with all their might in the International."
  139. Los Mexicanos: The Struggle for Justice of Patricia Perez
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    Every year, some 4000 migrant foreign workers coming mostly from Mexico, labour in Quebec farms to plant and pick our vegetables. In the summer of 2006, Patricia Perez a pro-union militant speaking for the UFCW, launches a major drive to organize the workers in several farms south of Montreal.
  140. Never Say Die!
    Resource Type: Book
    Autobiography of labour lawyer John Stanton with an account of Canadian labour history since the 1930's.
  141. The Newsletter
    Periodical profile

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1974
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    Newsletter published in 1973 and 1974 by the New Tendency, a loose collaboration of indepedent leftists primarily based in Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Articles dealt with workplace issues, labour unions, workers autonomy and related topics. A total of five-and-a-half issues were published. Copies of the newsletters are available in the Connexions Archive.
  142. Ninety-Nine Days
    The Ford Strike in Windsor, 1945

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
  143. The No-Nonsense Guide to Class, Caste & Hierarchies 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
    Concentrates mainly on the history of social hierarchy in Western civilization, and particularly the struggles of the working class.
  144. Notes from a Revolution Dying
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In June 1922, five years on from the Russian Revolution, a group of Moscow communists gathered to discuss a letter by Vladimir Petrzhek, an auto worker, tendering his resignation from the communist (or Bolshevik) party. Petrzhek was one of the worker communists who swelled the party’s ranks during the civil war of 1918-19, when the communist “Reds” had defended the revolution from the western-supported “White” generals.
  145. Obsolete Communism
    The Left-Wing Alternative

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1969
    An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to liberation.
  146. On Unions and the Class Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969   Published: 1973
    Written during the wave of workers' struggles known as the Italian hot autumn of 1969, when the autonomous struggles of the working class reached an unprecedented level, laying bare the character and function of the unions.
  147. One Big Union
    An Outline of a Possible Industrial Organization of the Working Class, with Chart

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1911
    This is the first edition of a booklet that was revised and republished many times by both the I. W. W. and Daniel De Leon's "Detroit I. W. W." (later the W. I. I. U.), to which the author defected in 1913. Later editions are available on this site: 1919 and ca. 1924.
  148. Organizing for Workers' Power!
    Resource Type: Article
    Allan Engler, author of Economic Democracy, critiques segments of the left for largely ignoring working class power. Recognizing that social change can only be carried through by the working class, Engler puts forth a series of demands designed to facilitate solidarity and comraderie with and among workers.
  149. Organizing Unions
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    How to form or build a union. Shows how to strength organizing drives by responding to the concerns of all workers, including women, immigrant workers, people of colour, workers with disabilities, lebians and gay men, and part-time and casual workers.
  150. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
    Labour Day issue

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular education, and the Greek crisis.
  151. Pay Cheques & Picket Lines
    All About Unions in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    A children's book which explains what unions are, how they came to be, and why they exist.
  152. Peer Review and the New Teacher Unionism: Mutual Support or Policing?
    Against The Current vol. 82

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    This spring, the California state legislature passed a bill sponsored by the newly elected governor, Democrat Gray Davis, making California the first state to mandate peer review in every school district. Until then, the handful of established peer review programs scattered around the country had been the products of local teacher union and district bargaining.
  153. The Philippines under fire
    New Internationalist March 1990

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
    An investigation into the political and cultural life of the Philippines, told in the form of a travelogue. The stories of ordinary people are interspersed with historical detail and analysis of the current climate.
  154. Portugal: The Impossible Revolution?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    The story of what happened in Portugal between April 25, 1974 and November 25, 1975, as seen and felt by a deeply committed participant.
  155. Preface to Martin Glaberman's Four Essays on the Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975
    Glaberman insists that the working class is not merely a victim of capitalism. Working people are active participants in creating their own consciousness, their methods of struggle and their own history.
  156. The Press and the Class Struggle
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Early on the morning of August 19, 1997, the U.S. labor movement experienced something it had rarely known in recent years: a victory on a national scale. After two weeks out on strike, over 185,000 members of the Teamsters Union had reached a contract settlement with shipping giant United Parcel Service. It was hard to paint it as anything other than a win for the union. On almost every major issue, the Teamsters were able to force UPS to agree to their demands.
  157. The Principles of Revoltuionary Unionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1922
    Adopted at the Berlin Congress of Revolutionary Unionist organizations, 1922.
  158. Promoting your union
    Six strategies to get more organizing leads and union members

    Resource Type: Book
    Promoting Your Union is a book to help union organizers get more organizing leads, create outreach plans to bring in new members and build the power of their unions. The ideas in this book are based on actual best practices from union organizers who are using these tactics in the field.
  159. A Proposal to American Labor
    'Open source unionism' could reinvigorate American labor in the age of the Internet

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    The authors posit that union membership is too restricted by the requirement that unions have majority support in the workplace. They believe that pro-union workers who are a minority in their workplace should be mobilized by the labor movement if it wants to grow.
  160. Radical America - Volume 6, No. 3 - May - June 1972
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1972
  161. Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Today, fewer than 7% of American private-sector workers belong to a union and public employee collective bargaining has been dealt devastating blows in Wisconsin and elsewhere. This book argues that labour can be revived with social movement unionism that involves raising worker's expectations.
  162. Raising the Workers' Flag
    The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
  163. Rank and File 
    Personal Histories of Working Class Organizers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1974
    A collection of stories and recollections from labour movement organizers.
  164. Red and Green
    The New Politics of the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    In order for green politics to work, we need to develop a total policy for the environment, a social policy which views capitalist industry as the destroyer of the world we live in.
  165. A Reluctant Memoir of the '50s and '60s
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    I have been asked to write a memoir that would give a sense of the old left/new left realities of the 1950s and ‘60s. That seems quite odd to me (why would I be writing such a thing?), until I look in the mirror and see this old guy looking back at me. As I reflect, it does seem to me that I went through a lot of experience, met a lot of people, and perhaps learned from all that…So I will share some of my story.
  166. Renewal through Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Strikes are a major means of trade union self-assertion. A closer look at strikes in Germany reveals interesting trends and developments, indicating new approaches to trade union strategies and practices.
  167. Restructuring and Resistance
    Diverse voices of struggle in Western Europe

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    The book consists of 77 individual chapters, almost all of them written by activists based on their experiences of struggle against the different aspects of capitalist globalisation. Those that aren't are chapters that give a theoretical background that links these struggles together, particularly in the opening section, 'The Europe of Capital'.
  168. Review Essay: Reutherism Redux
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Despite stepped-up union recruitment, farm workers and poultry processors still haven't taken over the AFL-CIO. But the old guard's fear of being swamped by low-wage workers—expressed by this AFT delegate seven years ago—has materialized in other ways (even while organizing among "strawberry pickers and chicken pluckers" generally flopped).
  169. Revolutionary Centennial: Guyana's 1905 Rebellion
    Against The Current vol. 114

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    1905 was a landmark year in the history of Guyana, as it was for several places around the world. In Russia, the Tsar and his troops shot workers delivering a petition in St. Petersburg. In Bengal there were communal shootings; in South West Africa the German massacre of the Herero people was in full progress.
  170. Revolutionary Unionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1905
    Speech at Chicago, November 25, 1905
  171. The Rise and Fall of the Toronto Typographical Union 1832 - 1972
    A Case Study of Foreign Domination

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
  172. Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal, #1
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1970
  173. Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal, #2
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1971
  174. Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal, #6
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1975
  175. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  176. Selections from the Prison Notebooks 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1951   Published: 1973
    Gramsci's Notebooks cover a wide range of subjects including history, culture, politics, and philosophy.
  177. Social Reform or Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1900   Published: 1908
    Rosa Luxemburg's attack on reformism.
  178. Socialism and Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1973
    Representative democracy in every industrially advanced country is in a state of profound crisis. But we have been accustomed for so long to accept democracy in the form of its outward appearances and parliamentary institutions that its decay often does not become apparent to us until those institutions have been either brushed aside or reduced to a purely decorative role.
  179. The Socialist Register 1973
    Volume 10: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1973
  180. The Socialist Register 1976
    Volume 13: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
  181. The Socialist Register 1982
    Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
  182. The Socialist Register 1987
    Volume 23: Conservatism in Britain and America: Rhetoric and Reality

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  183. Socialist Register 1991
    Volume 27: Communist Regimes the Aftermath

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1991
  184. Solidarity (Polish trade union)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A Polish trade union federation founded in September 1980, the first non-communist party-controlled trade union in a Warsaw Pact country.
  185. South African trade union congress supports CUPE boycott of apartheid Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    South African workers will never forget the support given by the Israeli state to the apartheid South African regime. In the same way we will never forget the thousands of acts of solidarity of ordinary citizens around the world who sustained our struggle through the boycott weapon.
  186. Spanish Dock Workers Build Union Without Bureaucrats
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    Containerization has devastated port labor throughout the world. Spanish struggles over containerization have been unique becausea "socialist" government has spearheaded port reorganization and it has met stiff resistance from the revolutionary union of longshoremen, La Coordinadora.
  187. Speech at the Founding Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1905
    I realize that I stand in the presence of those who in the past have fought, are fighting, and will continue to fight the battles of the working class economically and politically, until the capitalist class is overthrown and the working class are emancipated from all of the degrading thralldom of the ages. In this great struggle the working class are often defeated, but never vanquished.
  188. Spontaneity and Organization: Some Comments
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    A contribution to a symposium on Jeremy Brecher's book Strike!
  189. The State of the World Atlas
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
  190. The Statutes of Revolutionary Unionism (IWA)
    Resource Type: Article
  191. Strike! 
    The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1997
    A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
  192. Strike Lessons from the Last Twenty-Five Years: Walking Out and Winning
    Against The Current vol. 124

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Labor's strike effectiveness and organizational strength have long been connected. Throughout history, work stoppages have been used for economic and political purposes, to alter the balance of power between labor and capital within single workplaces, entire industries, or nationwide. Strikes have won shorter hours and safer conditions, through legislation or contract negotiation.(1) They've fostered new forms of worker organization -- such as industrial unions -- that were badly needed because of corporate restructuring and the reorganization of production. Strikes have acted as incubators for class consciousness, rank-and-file leadership development, and political activism.(2) In other countries, strikers have challenged -- and changed -- governments that were dictatorial and oppressive (plus union leadership no longer accountable to the membership).
  193. Sweat and Struggle
    Working Class Struggles In Canada 1789 - 1899

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  194. They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders
    Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on more than one occasion, already threatened his life - attempts to get the country’s underpaid, under-benefited workers to join a labor union? Answer: They kill him.
  195. Tony Mazzocchi Lives: Blue-Green Organizer Takes Up 'Just Transition' Mantle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Union and environmental activist Alex Lotorto believes environmentalists should be working more closely with organized labour and following the advice of some of labour's more enlightened leaders.
  196. Trade Justice! Yes, but what is it?
    New Internationalist April 2006

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2006
    Discusses Trade justices and the effects its has had on different parts of the world. Voices the opinions of people from the around the world on the topic of trade justice.
  197. Trade Union
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
  198. The Trade Union Movement of Canada, 1827-1959
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1968
    An account of trade union evolution as a whole for the period 1827-1959, as well as an ouline of continuing sphere's of Labour's effort, such as organization of the unorganized, the fight for better conditions, legislative and political action, peace and Canadian independence.
  199. Trade Unions Bread & Roses The trade union revival
    New Internationalist December 2001

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2001
    A look at some of the facts and issues regarding trade unions and what they have done for people in various parts of the world.
  200. Trade Unions: International Solidarity in Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    International solidarity can be understood as cooperation between trade-union organisations that, by their nature, share the same objectives because they represent the workers of their countries. It takes on a special importance when the workers are employed by the same multinational company or in the same worldwide type of industry.
  201. Trade Unions: The Difficult Path to Solidarity in One’s Own Interest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In both the ideals and the rhetoric of trade unions international solidarity plays a major role. Trade union practice, however, is first and foremost focused on the context of those nation-states, in which they were able to achieve their most important victories in the 20th century. It is those achievements within the national framework which are being undermined with the help of the EU and its institutions.
  202. A Troublemaker's Handbook 
    How to Fight Back Where You Work -- And Win!

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991   Published: 2005
    An organizing manual for workers dealing with both major issues and everyday problems in the workplace.
  203. 25 Years After the Gdansk Uprising
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Suzi Weissman interviews David Ost. The occupation of the Gdansk shipyard by Polish workers in 1980, demanding recognition of their independent trade union Solidarnosc, rocked the Eastern bloc and inspired the world. A quarter century later, Communist rule is only a bad memory but the present realities for the Polish working class are a grim choice between neoliberalism and reactionary psedo-populism. The following interview with David Ost, conducted by Suzi Weissman November 28, 2005 for her radio program “Beneath the Surface” on KPFK in Los Angeles (90.7 FM), explores what’s happened to post-Solidarity Poland. It has been edited for publication here.
  204. The Two Methods of Trade-Union Policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1907
    To be sure, revolutions and revolutionary struggles cannot be transplanted artificially, by means of ‘good intentions’, into a country. But the examples and lessons of a neighbouring revolutionary country can at least shake the belief that treading softly is the only method of achieving bliss. And well they should.
  205. Union Art Service
    Organization profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
  206. A Union Defeated at United Air Lines
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The April 1 certification of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) was no April Fool’s joke for the 8600 eligible mechanic and related United Airlines (UAL) employees who voted in the March 31 representational election. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), which served the members for nearly five years under very difficult circumstances in the aviation industry, lost the vote by 4,113 to 2,631.
  207. The Union in Academia
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Cary Nelson is a distinguished professor of English and the president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), a group that is part professional association and part union. This book is perhaps half about academic freedom and half about the AAUP, and Nelson’s struggles to have it become a less staff-dominated institution.
  208. Unionism and Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1907
    The labor movement of modrn times is the product of past ages. It has come down to us for the impetus of our day, in pursuit of its world-wide mission of emancipation.
  209. Unions (a film)
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1980
  210. Unions Against Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    Unions -- as well as employers -- stand in the way of workers' political freedom. Labour militants who become union leaders enforce industrial discipline just as Lenin and Stalin advocated. In the pamphlet's second essay, John Zerzan documents "The Revolt Against Work."
  211. Unions vs. Workers in the Seventies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
    The tightly knit structures of the big industrial unions leave no room for maneuvering. There is no reasonable way in which young workers can use the union constitution to overturn and overhaul the union structure. The constitution is against them; the money and jobs available to union bureaucrats are against them. And if these fail, the forces of law and order of city, state and federal governments are against them. If that were not enough, the young workers in the factories today are expressing the instinctive knowledge that even if they gained control of the unions and reformed them completely, they would still end up with unions - organizations which owe their existence to capitalist relations of productions.
  212. Unions with Leaders Who Stay on the Job (a.k.a. Class War Lessons)
    Resource Type: Article
    Stan Weir writes about direct action and on-the-job union leadership as a merchant marine in the 1940s.
  213. U.S. Labor's Subterranean Fire
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The broad outlines of the crisis of the U.S. labor movement -— sharply declining union density, concession bargaining, failures to organize the growing non-union manufacturing and service sectors, the labor officialdom’s reliance on institutionalized labor-management cooperation schemes — are familiar to readers of Against the Current. The roots of this crisis — the dominance of bureaucratic business unionism and the weakness of rank-and file-led reform movements from below — are also well-known.
  214. U.S. Strikes Drop Dramatically
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
    A decade of Reaganism has left employers in a position to destroy unions without fear of significant political and public retribution.
  215. What Happened - and Didn't: Behind New York's Transit Strike
    Against The Current vol. 124

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Early on December 20, 2005, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, representing some 33,000 of New York City's subway and bus workers, called a strike. When dawn broke, there was no public transportation in NYC and millions of people walked, hitched rides, rode their bikes, or stayed home.
  216. What’s the Matter With That Union Boss?
    The Real Yes Men

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Why do the most right-wing politicians and corporate news outlets always use the term “union boss”? Because the worst thing they can think of is to say the leader of a labour organization acts like a capitalist? Or the capitalist’s lackey?
  217. When the UAW Was Young
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    An interview with Erwin and Estar Baur.
  218. Who Advocates Spontaneity? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    The working class can come to understand its power to act only by acting.
  219. Who Killed Chea Vichea?
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    Chea Vichea served as president of Cambodia's garment workers' union until he was gunned down on the street in 2004. Filmed over four years, this film explores motives for Vichea's assassination and unravels a police plot that framed two men, who were sentenced to 20 years in prison.
  220. Why Bosses Hate Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Unions vastly improve the wages and working conditions of their members. No wonder they're still under attack.
  221. Why Unions Matter 
    2nd Edition, 10th Anniversary Update

    Resource Type: Book
    Shows why workers need unions, how unions are formed, how they operate, how collective bargaining works, the role of unions in politics, and what unions have done to bring workers together across the divides of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
  222. Why Workplace "Accidents" Happen
    Safety Costs Money

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Many industrial and manufacturing companies resort to almost any means (some of them not entirely legal) to dissuade employees from joining a union because besides having to offer higher wages and improved benefits (and giving employees a voice in how they’re treated by management), they are required to provide a safe work environment. Safety costs money and every company is interested in saving money.
  223. Women's Trade Union League
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A U.S. organization of both working class and more well-off women formed in 1903 to support the efforts of women to organize labour unions and eliminate sweatshop conditions.
  224. Working Class Experience 
    Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983   Published: 1992
    From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweeping interpretive study of the history of the Canadian working class since 1800.
  225. A Working-Class Hero Is Something To Be
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    As a 35-year veteran of union activity in America, I can personally attest that Tony Mazzocchi of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers (OCAW) was a rare bird, perhaps the last of his kind.
  226. The Working-Class Mini-Revolts of the Twenty-First Century
    Low-Level Insurgencies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The start of the twenty-first century has seen a continuing decline in union membership and strikes. But it has also seen the emergence of unpredicted mini-revolts.
  227. Year of the Strike
    A Short Story

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A short story about a boy's money-making scheme during the year his father and other workers go on strike at the town glass factory.

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