organisation

The Pop Up Union: a postmortem

Pop-up union members take part in national demo

When management at the University of Sussex announced plans to outsource 235 jobs, workers responded by launching a 'Pop-Up Union', a new tactic in modern British industrial relations. Is this a model other workers can emulate?

Predictable friction in the IWW

gears and shit

Neither the “open shop” nor the dues check-off - Phinneas Gage

An article by Phinneas Gage that lays out some of the ways 'dues check-off', where employers deduct dues from paychecks and give it to the union, hurts workers.

For political equality - Akiva Orr

Strike vote, Brazil.

Akiva Orr writes on politics after the 'End of History', widespread disillusionment with the politics of Soviet-style Big Government as well as the crises of society run by Big Business. Rather, the time is ripe to create a new, post-parliamentary, direct democracy, based on political equality.

"Leave it to the professionals": on paid union organisers

A response to a blog criticising the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union for not making enough use of paid organisers and officials. With animated gifs.

Politics without politicians - Aki Orr

Israeli anti-zionist and libertarian socialist Aki Orr sets out his vision for politics without politicians.

Discussion: anarchist shop experiences - Mike Harris

An article discussing the personal experiences of anarchist organising on-the-job in the New York area in the early 1980s.

Further comments on organisation

Delayed comments on comments on our previous text on organisation...

Accompanying: Pathways to social change - Staughton Lynd

To better understand the impact of social movements in recent years, this analysis distinguishes strategies of social change into two parts.

On workers' organisations: general thoughts for debate

General thoughts on relation between capitalist development, class struggle and communist organisation