syndicalism

Swedish syndicalists organizing at Zalando

Zalando workers

This article was originally published on the website of US labor magazine ASR on July 13, 2021. The warehouse connected to Zalando, which is run by Ingram Micro, is similar to the Amazon hell holes.

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.

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.

A Reply to Syndicalism: Its Strengths and Weaknesses

A response from Tom Wetzel of the Workers Solidarity Alliance to Alan MacSimóin's article on syndicalism.

Syndicalism: Its strengths & weaknesses

The main organisational form in libertarian politics in 1994 was syndicalism. Alan MacSimon, a delegate to Dublin Council of Trade Unions who has also attended a European gathering of revolutionary unions looked at the potential, and limits, of 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

This article was originally published on the Organizing Work website on December 14, 2021. A majority of Swedish employees are unionized and work under collective agreements, but Swedish unions’ ability to defend workers’ interests is declining.

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.

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

This article was first published on the CounterPunch website on May 19, 2021. About offensive trade union strategies despite contemporary anti-strike legislation. Originally published in Swedish.