US Unionism–What to Do? By Rich Gibson, September 2009
With respect to nearly anyone who is trying to fight back in our current context, I differ from what most people think about the current state of US unionism.
Of course, none of that can be split away from an analysis of our current circumstances which I believe is the rapid emergence of fascism as a popular movement.
It does not have to be that way.
us hope that another scenario is possible if we take on the hard tasks of the
immediate future. One of those tasks is to determine the role of the unions and
the relationship of radicals to them.
*It follows that the
Labor Bosses deceive people from the moment they join a union, the key lie
being that none of labor’s elites believe that workers and employers have
contradictory interests–the very reason most people agree to send them
emergence of fascism will not mirror its predecessor movements in precise ways.
However, if that was to happen, the US union offices would be where people
would be instructed to pick up their brown-shirts.
look forward to all of that happening, and more, and I think it will.