Organizing Work

The Green New Deal and the “rank-and-file strategy” - Gregory Butler

Gregory Butler argues that the DSA and Jacobin’s “rank-and-file strategy” in the construction industry consists mostly in pushing policy from above, leaving out worker concerns and worker organizing. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

A class struggle Christmas Carol - Marianne Garneau

Marianne Garneau looks at the classic story from an organizing perspective. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

When they say jump - Jim Nolan

Jim Nolan, a maintenance worker with the Toronto Transit Commission, describes a recent uneventful job action called by union leadership. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

Common organizing mistakes - Nick Driedger

Organizing is difficult and every organizer makes mistakes. Here are some of the most common ones, and how to avoid them. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

This is how movements are disorganized: Malcolm Jenkins and the NFL

NFL player Malcolm Jenkins has received recognition for speaking out against racial injustice, but he undermined fellow players’ efforts to confront it, says Marianne Garneau. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

Canvassing is not organizing

Ray Valentine argues that the skills built in canvassing for an electoral candidate do not translate to organizing workplaces or tenants. This article first appeared on Organizing Work.

Making Asses of Ourselves

Jean-Carl Elliott reflects on the electoral approach to worker power, using the Fight for $15 and One Fair Wage campaigns as examples. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

No Shortcuts, but to where?

Nick Driedger reviews Jane McAlevey’s No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

Some strikes are more general than others

A critique of a recent article from the Organizing Work blog, "You Say You Want A General Strike", examining recent general strike calls in slightly more depth.