Class Power on Zero-Hours - Angry Workers

Class Power on Zero-Hours book cover

A book by Angry Workers, a small political collective, which spent six years organising in London’s industrial backyard, mainly in the food manufacturing and logistics sector. This book is about their experiences as they try and find new ways of building class power in tough times. It is essential reading for anyone who is grappling with the question: "what next for working class politics and revolutionary strategy?" Published 2020.

Submitted by Fozzie on March 26, 2023

Reproduced with thanks from the Angry Workers site, which also includes numerous reviews of the book.

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Layers of Organisation:
Chapter 1: West London
Chapter 2: The Solidarity network and local campaigns
Chapter 3: An overtime “strike” at Waitrose and a slowdown at Sainsbury’s
Chapter 4: The newspaper
Chapter 5: Working class families and women’s realities — in and beyond work
Chapter 6: Syndicalism 2.0 and the IWW organising drive

Workers’ Inquiry 1:
Chapter 7: Food in capitalism
Chapter 8: Working and organising at the Bakkavor ready-meal factory

Workers’ Inquiry 2:
Chapter 9: Food distribution in capitalism
Chapter 10: Working and organising at a Tesco customer fulfilment centre

Workers’ Inquiry 3:
Chapter 11: 3D printer manufacturing plant

Revolutionary strategy:
Chapter 12: The current moment and criticism of democratic socialism
Chapter 13: Class power and uneven development
Chapter 14: Revolutionary transition and its conditions in the UK
Chapter 15: Organisation and advanced struggles

Appendix: West London workers’ history