If we're going to revive the labor movement, we need a strategy that's rooted in socialist principles but flexible enough to adjust to changing conditions in the US workforce.
Luke Elliott-Negri is active in the labor movement and is a PhD student in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Hector Figueroa, the president of SEIU 32BJ, which represents some 175,000 union members primarily in the building services, passed away on July 11, at just 57. His death is a tragic loss not just to his family and friends but to the Left and to the labor movement.
Last week, a group of Democrats in the House of Representatives who are part of the bipartisan "Problem Solvers Caucus" helped pass additional funding for Donald Trump's immigrant concentration camps. All of them should be primaried in 2020.
The rank-and-file strategy is crucial to building a powerful labor movement. But it should be seen as just one part of a broader socialist approach to labor and politics — a tactic rather than a strategy.
The Canadian Green Party's fight against pro-union legislation shows the dangers of an environmentalism that's not rooted in the working class.
Five things a Vermont third party can teach us about carving out a space to the left of the Democrats.
Kshama Sawant has shown how electoral and movement politics can grow together.