Ending dues check-off will not reverse the labor movement’s bureaucratization and conservatism.
Sam Gindin was research director of the Canadian Auto Workers from 1974–2000. He is co-author (with Leo Panitch) of The Making of Global Capitalism (Verso), and co-author with Leo Panitch and Steve Maher of The Socialist Challenge Today, the expanded and updated American edition of which is forthcoming from Haymarket in 2020.
Nine things to know about organizing in the belly of the beast.
Jane McAlevey challenges the Left to stop lamenting its disappointments in the working class and address our own failures.
There was no crisis of profitability heading into the financial crisis and there is even more obviously no profitability crisis now.
Workers need a functioning, relevant Left with feet both inside and outside unions.
How should we assess the 2008 economic crash — and the political possibilities beyond it?
Part two of a roundtable on what’s next for Canadian workers.
If art is to engage the world as an active force, it needs to be both grounded in the world of everyday life and go beyond it.
What’s next for Canadian workers?
The authors of The Making of Global Capitalism respond in the conclusion to our seminar on their book.
The class war against workers demands a class response.