Rasmus Hästbacka

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 article in a series of three.

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.

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.