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Category: Strategic Questions

You cannot organize the class without shop floor power

Nick Driedger responds to Marvin Harvey’s “A Union at Amazon?” while also drawing from an article on the United Farm…

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…

On Raiding

Nick Driedger talks about what is at stake when one union tries to “raid” another, in other words steal its…

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…

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