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Category: Strategic Questions

Uber and Lyft drivers deserve a better strike

This week, labor news was dominated by the story of the Uber / Lyft strike. On Wednesday, rideshare drivers were…

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…

Socialist Leaders Won’t Save Unions

In a recent piece for Jacobin, Barry Eidlin makes the case for socialist leadership of labor unions. Eidlin notes that…

Citizen Participation vs Class Power: Thoughts on community organizing

Ray Valentine talks about the limitations of the community organizing model. About five years ago, after a friend told me…

How come sometimes bosses fight back, and sometimes they give in?

We have a saying in the IWW: “The boss is a good organizer.” It means that bosses push workers towards…

Administering Hardship or Strike Funds

Recently, the Seattle branch of the IWW created a hardship fund to assist workers involved in an IWW organizing campaign…

Is it worth filing a ULP?

Liss Waters Hyde tells the story of an Unfair Labor Practice complaint filed against the New York IWW which did…

Attacking Migrants Does Not Help Labor: A reply to Nagle

Nate H and Marianne Garneau respond to Angela Nagle’s “The Left Case Against Open Borders.” Angela Nagle’s recent article on…

On Dual-Carding (Or how revolutionaries should approach mainstream unions)

The IWW is distinct from most unions — we don’t collect dues through the employer, and we rely on “shop…

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