Category: Strategic Questions

No More Fake Strikes

Joe Burns takes a critical look back at the many “general strikes” called in recent years. Burns is the author of Strike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor’s Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today (2014), and Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can

Beware the one-man organizing show

The goal of this website is to help all of us become better organizers. That’s why we don’t shy away from criticism: we have to learn the lessons from hard-won experience — really learn them, and grow stronger. Today, that criticism means airing a bit

On Raiding

Nick Driedger talks about what is at stake when one union tries to “raid” another, in other words steal its membership. A lot of people feel that if everyone in the labour movement could just get along, we would be stronger. The IWW, too, uses

Why don’t strikes achieve more?

Last week social media and web publications were filled with triumphant celebration of the strike at Stop & Shop, which saw some 31,000 workers off the job, and then of its resolution with a new collective agreement. There has been considerable excitement on the left lately about

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