Sweden

Let’s find alternatives to striking

Organizing Work

This article is taken from the website Organizing Work, published on November 8, 2021. A different version was originally published in Swedish. The authors argue for a third path between the “consensus fundamentalism” of Sweden’s mainstream labor bureaucracy, and the “romanticization” of strikes among the grassroots — namely, re-learning how to build pressure within the workplace.

FAQ on syndicalism

FAQ on syndicalism

22 online questions and answers. Launched by the syndicalist union SAC in Sweden, more precisely by its Local in the city of Umeå (northern Sweden). www.sac.se/LS/Umeå/FAQ.

Greetings from Sweden: A dual-track syndicalism?

Greetings from Sweden: A dual-track syndicalism?

This article was originally published in the American labor magazine ASR in the summer of 2021. The author argues for developing SAC as a popular movement union, rather than turning SAC into a "revolutionary" cadre union.

A Syndicalist Strategy for the Swedish Labour Market

A syndicalist strategy for the Swedish labour market

The article is taken from the CounterPunch website. Originally published in Swedish. About offensive trade union strategies despite contemporary anti-strike legislation.

Swedish syndicalism: an outline of its ideology and practice

Swedish syndicalism

A simple PDF version of a forthcoming book, aimed at readers new to Swedish syndicalism. It will be published in printed form, as an ebook and audio book, both in English and Swedish, by the Umeå Local of SAC. The ebook and audio book will be available online free of charge here.

Revolutionary Supermarket: A Five Year History of Self-Management in Sweden - Kurt Svensson

The following is my personal reflections over the first six years of the Stockholm's Anarchists space - the Revolutionary SuperMarket - more fondly known as RSM. In order to write the following article I have made use of, besides my somewhat hazy memory, material from Brand's archive, protocols from RSMs all-meetings and giro statements from RSMs account. This description is not complete and if I have forgotten something or someone it was not on purpose, only human...

From Black Flag #216 1999.

Letter: Kurt Svensson, SAC Sweden

Kurt Svensson writes to Black Flag magazine about an open letter in the previous issue on the relationship between the IWA and Swedish SAC.

Stockholm march in memory of Björn Söderberg, 2019

5-600 people took part in the Day of Civil Courage torch march in Stockholm, organized by Björn's union, Stockholms LS

Sweden: Migrant factory workers win secure employment contracts after joining SAC

An organizing campaign that has been going for several months finally came to a head a few weeks ago, involving a sizeable number of migrant workers from primarily Hungary and Romania heavily exploited at several agricultural facilities in the southern county of Skåne.

Class War in Social Democratic Sweden

Two activists with the SAC syndicalist union in Sweden write on the “Peace Obligation” proposal which would effectively outlaw strikes and workplaces actions outside of narrow conditions. The piece explains both the political context for the proposal – crafted jointly by employers and major unions and backed by the Social Democratic Party – as well as the the resistance led by a coalition of independent unions and activists.