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Workers’ movement

A new era of labor revolt (1966)

On the job vs. official unions

by Stan Weir

In the mid-1960s, in the midst of Black urban revolt and radicalization on campuses, the U.S. working class was supposedly bought off and inactive. Worker-revolutionary Stan Weirdisagreed. In this 1966 speech, he detailed the broad stirrings of a rank and file rebellion—a revolt with roots in unbearable workplace conditions and a deep feeling that “something’s basically wrong with American life.”

See you at Labor Notes

by Joe Allen

On behalf of the Tempest Collective, Joe Allen describes the political terrain ahead of the Labor Notes Conference and the importance of an open and serious engagement with the socialist movement.