Gary Holloway reviews Mike Stout’s 2020 memoir Homestead Steel Mill: The Final Ten Years.
Ashley Smith urges those in the fight for abortion justice to build mass opposition to the abortion ban instead of looking to the Democratic party, elections, or liberal feminist organizations.
Joe Allen shares stories of UPS drivers endangered by the lack of air conditioning in delivery vehicles and the company’s failure to respond.
Kim Moody, a veteran of the International Socialists, explains the roots of the rank and file strategy in the Marxist tradition and how the International Socialists (U.S.) tried to put it into practice by diving into the rank and file rebellions of the 1970s.
The final volume of Philip Foner’s groundbreaking history of the U.S. labor movement is now available. It covers the years 1929–1932. Despite its promise to frame the origins of the labor militancy of the Great Depression, Joe Allen argues that it presents a distorted picture.
Aaron Hall, a labor activist and member of the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America (“DSA”), discusses the organization’s labor strategy and how it fits into a broader strategy for the U.S. Left.
As part of our ongoing series of articles for Pride Month, Hank Kennedy provides a brief history of the gay-labor alliance that took place in the 1970s to boycott Coors Brewing Company.
Willem Morris assesses the importance of the Democracy In Action slate in the UAW Local 2110 elections and its endorsement by the national reform group Unite All Workers for Democracy (UAWD).
With the large turnout and organizing energy at the Labor Notes conference last weekend, the Tempest Collective hosts a public discussion to assess the conference and talk about the challenges and opportunities facing the labor movement.
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.”
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.
Bob Kosuth, in his remarks from May Day 2022, argues for the centrality of an internationalist perspective in our political work.
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