Alex Erikson

Building the One Big Union: the organizing campaign

An article by Alex Erickson on IWW organizing campaigns on how they are what will build the IWW.

For a new workerism: Glaberman, Weir and Lynd

Alex Erikson reviews “Punching Out” by Marty Glaberman, “Singlejack Solidarity” by Stan Weir, and “Wobblies and Zapatistas” by Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic.

The battle of the sandwiches: what does the bosses' offensive look like?

Alex Erikson talks about a new manager who came into his workplace with the intent of breaking worker solidarity through small, winnable issues.

Rethinking Syndicalism

A piece by Alex Erickson, briefly exploring some thoughts on workplace strategy and organization.

A New Workerism: Capitalist Crisis, Proletarianization, and the Future of the Left

Republic Windows and Doors occupation, Chicago, 2008.

Originally written for and circulated at the 2010 US Social Forum in Detroit, Alex advocates an emphasis on workplace organizing and an orientation toward some historical experiences that he believes contain resources for us in the present.

For A Union Of 10,000 Wobblies

An article from the June 2011 Industrial Worker, suggesting solutions to build the IWW.

Where there's smoke... anarchism after the RNC

A critical review of anarchist organization in relation to the 2008 US Republican National Convention.