organisation

Unions: an introduction

A brief introduction to trade or labour unions, their function in society and how we at libcom.org think we should approach them, as workers.

How’s the campaign going?

MK gets into the issue of burnout and how individual campaigns can determine one's outlook on the IWW and the prospects for class war in general.

Building the IWW’s program: from workplace grievances to worker control

Joel Schwartz goes over some issues the IWW could use to advance its contract-less organizing.

Nasty, brutal and small

An article published in the Playtime Omnibus on the possibility of workers' unity in small firms and the actions of atomised militants. Originally written between 1983 and 1985.

Direct unionism in practice: undermining service industry barriers to worker solidarity

This response is primarily written with the intention of facilitating an introduction to Direct Unionism for service workers who are very new to labour. We hope to participate in the DU discussion, and share with those interested how we have been affected by these conversations and also how we are practicing and implementing these ideas.

Insurrectionary anarchy and revolutionary organization

A piece by Sabotage that attempts to find common ground between insurrectionary anarchists and platformists/anarcho-syndicalists.

Practical platformism: revolutionary cadre organisation

A member of Common Struggle-Libertarian Communist Federation assesses the NEFAC-Bring the Ruckus debate on organization of 2002.

Workplace papers - Sojourner Truth Organization

A 1980 pamphlet of a collection of writings on workplace organizing by the American based 'new communist movement' group, Sojourner Truth Organization.

Rethinking Syndicalism

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

A golden bridge: a new look at William Z. Foster, the Great Steel Strike, and the “boring-from-within” controversy

A piece about William Z. Foster and the myth that had arisen around the "boring from within" strategy.