Rasmus Hästbacka and Kristian Falk of the Swedish syndicalist union SAC argue for a third path between the “consensus fundamentalism” of mainstream labor bureaucracy, and a “fixation on strikes” among the grassroots, namely re-learning how to build pressure within the workplace.
James Nestlé relates examples from his experience of taking action on the job.
Marianne Garneau challenges the current focus on bringing back large strikes, arguing that the wellspring of labor militancy historically has been worker-led action on the shopfloor.
Ray Valentine describes how a scheme to privatize transit in the DC area backfired when workers at the private company went on strike
John Silence describes three ways to make a general strike happen in the US or Canada.
Marianne Garneau takes a critical look at general strikes in Europe, and considers what it would take to import the tactic to North America.
Joe Burns takes a critical look back at the many “general strikes” called in recent years.
Marianne Garneau reflects on the reliance on media tactics in the fight against Uber and Lyft, and the similarities to the Fight For Fifteen.
Marianne Garneau describes the limited effectiveness of strikes under the National Labor Relations Board system.