Rank and File

Source: Jacobin, Issue 22, Summer 2016

How Labor Lost

The Forgotten Militants
Charlie Post
Weak working class resistance is rooted in the loss of radical trade unionists.

From Class to Special Interest
Barry Eidlin
Why are US unions less powerful than their Canadian counterparts?

The Long Road to Crisis
Nicole Aschoff
The dismantling of autoworker gains was a class project, not the inevitable result of globalization.

Workers of the World
Beverly J. Silver
The potential for workers to resist capital is as strong as ever.

How Labor Can Win

Everything Old Is New Again
Jane McAlevey
Rebuilding the labor movement will take organizing, not just mobilizing.

After the Friedrichs Scare
Joseph A. McCartin
US public sector unions have gotten a reprieve. Will they use it to rebuild, or squander the opportunity?

Beyond Social Movement Unionism
Sam Gindin
Bringing together weak unions and weak social movements isn’t enough. We need a new kind of socialist party.