Why do socialists think workers have the capacity and incentive to drive social change? Description.
At the peak of the US Labor movement, one out of every three workers was organized. Over the past 40 years, capital has waged a devastating counterattack on labor, resulting in a decline in living standards for the many and the growth of corporate profits. This session sets out to understand what happened and where to go from here.
Chibber, “Why we still talk about the working class”? https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/03/abcs-socialism-working-class-workers-capitalism-power-vivek-chibber/
Sharon Smith: “The 1930s: Turning Point for U.S. Labor”
Charlie Post: “The Forgotten Militants”
Jane McAlevey, No Shortcuts, Introduction
Chris Maisano: “Labor’s Choice After Janus”