"Common program" class struggle proposal - Workers Solidarity Alliance

As the 1980s crisis continued to ravage American workers, the W.S.A. sought to bring together, in a working common alliance, "those anti-bureaucratic and anti-centralist forces" within the class, "both workplace and political organizations". The goals were the "renewal and reconstruction of the American labor movement from the bottom up".

Submitted by syndicalist on July 29, 2016

Scanned for libcom.org by New York/New Jersey Workers Solidarity Alliance archives.

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Steven.

7 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on July 30, 2016

Thanks so much for scanning and posting this all up, syndicalist!

syndicalist

7 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on July 31, 2016

Steven.

Thanks so much for scanning and posting this all up, syndicalist!

Thanks. Realizing it's not the usual stuff, it's put out there more as a record then anything else
It was an attempt at trying to build a non sectarian approach to a crisis at hand, with groups and organizations who had working and unemployed members. The ravages of deindustrialization, destruction and destitution of whole towns and smaller cities, massive union retreats and "give backs" to the bosses created a situation where WSA's small numbers alone would be minuscule in a massive class wide campaign.

While recognizing the wide diversity of those we reached out to they were the closest in terms of
a possible common campaign. In the end, sectional disinterest did not allow this project to go forward

klas batalo

7 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by klas batalo on August 3, 2016

pretty stoked this is up. :D

syndicalist

7 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on August 3, 2016

klas batalo

pretty stoked this is up. :D

Thanks for the interest.