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Building Communities of Solidarity

Fernando E. Gapasin, Bill Fletcher Jr. and Bill Gallegos Monthly Review
Veteran labor organizer Fernando Gapasin is interviewed by Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Bill Gallegos. "I dedicated myself to ending racism and building worker power by building democratic working-class organizations from the bottom up."

The Left Needs to Engage Members if We Want to Win Big

Marybeth Seitz-Brown The Forge
Too often, leaders magnify the voices of a very small group of members... This reality reflects significant weaknesses in unions and their organizing practices, and illustrates how shallow and limited our understanding of democracy is.

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A Strategy to Build Labor Power

Luke Elliott-Negri Jacobin
At its core, a fighting labor movement must take on the boss directly, winning fights both big and small that transform life for workers. This should not be in dispute, and it is why socialists have traditionally salted union and non-union shops.

Ed Sadlowski: September 10, 1938- June 10, 2018

Ruth Needleman Portside
Ed Sadlowski was the leader of Fight Back in Steel, a rank-and-file movement that challenged an entrenched union leadership in the 1970s. Although narrowly defeated, the caucus was a model of grassroots democracy and helped change the USWA.

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The Rank and File's Paper of Record

Kim Moody Jacobin
The history of Labor Notes shows that labor's strength -- and socialists' relevance -- depend on a militant and independent rank and file.
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