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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.

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.

A dose of strategic realism? Or how a strike-fund can be effective

Taking into consideration all the discussed above, the appropriate strategic question is the following one: if a strike-fund appears to be an organizational instrument that can help workers to improve considerably their working conditions at the workplace and enhance their class power collectively, why are not other trade unions making use of it too?