Local unions, “primitive democracy,” and workers’ self-activity - Staughton Lynd

Local unions, “primitive democracy,” and workers’ self-activity - Staughton Lynd

An article directed at "local union officers or would-be local union officers who hope somehow to make use of their tenure in local union office to move toward a socialist society", Staughton Lynd provides historical examples of working class self-activity, concluding with a choice between business unionism and horizontalism.

Originally appeared in WorkingUSA, vol. 4, no. 4, Spring 2001

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