anarcho-syndicalism

Syndicalists shouldn’t have a black-and-white view on organizing – A debate on the future of the Swedish union SAC

SAC

This article was first published on the ASR website on January 20, 2022. It is the last in a series of three articles.

NEW DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES FOR SWEDISH SYNDICALISTS? A proposal from the Umeå Local of SAC

Umeå Local

This text is taken from the official website of the Umeå Local. This Local has submitted a proposal for a new Declaration of principles to the SAC Congress of 2022. The text is in line with a new introductory book on syndicalism.

Swedish unions, why do we suck? A syndicalist attempt to provide solutions

Swedish unions, why do we suck? A syndicalist attempt to provide solutions

Outside of Sweden, people are often impressed by the fact that a majority of Swedish employees are unionized and work under collective agreements. But Swedish unions’ ability to defend workers’ interests is declining, argues Rasmus Hästbacka, showing that high union density is no guarantee of strength or militancy.

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.

Anarchy and its Allies: The United Front and Groupings of Tendency

An article introducing the concepts anarchists have used to frame collaboration with other tendencies during struggle. Including the United Front, Popular Front, Workers Alliance and the Combative Tendency.

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.