Why the Industrial Working Class Still Matters
Publisher: Against the Current, USA
Year Published: 1995
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11230
It is evident today that the vast majority of the population (perhaps 80% of the workforce) live and reproduce themselves only through wage-labor that produces surplus value, regardless of the nature of the commodity (good or service) they produce. Whatever the changing weight of the industrial sector of this enormous, working majority, it is clear that the working class as a whole is proportionately far larger today than at the time of classical Marxist writers.