Night School: Labor
February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Due to its role in capitalism, the labor movement has long been the centerpiece of Leftist politics. Labor struggles in previous years, both successes and failures, provide valuable lessons for future struggles. For more than a century, unions were at the core of the socialist movement, a fact confirmed by the many ways capitalists attacked worker-based movements and persecuted organizers. In this session, we will discuss the history and role of labor in socialist organizing and what we can learn from this history to inform our current struggles to empower the working class to gain and win power to build a better society that works for the many not just the few.
- Theory: The New Terrain of Class Conflict
- History: The State of American Labor
- Practice: Beyond Social Movement Unionism