Category Archives: electoral politics

Imagine 100,000 Organizers and 1,000,000 Organizing Discussions

Instead: The AFL-CIO plans to send 100,000 volunteers to knock on one million doors for Hillary Clinton in key battleground states, the federation announced Tuesday. […] The AFL-CIO will also continue to contact voters through phone banks and direct mail.

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What’s Wrong with the Modern Mainstream Labor Movement in One Tweet

Pick a class, assholes. Also, stop worrying about politicians and start organizing workers. When Trump says he's 4 working ppl, he must forget his time destroying Atlantic City’s small businesses#StopTrump @ https://t.co/N7rv9TI8p5 pic.twitter.com/wrDOPUcdKu — Working America (@WorkingAmerica) October 6, 2016

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Protesting Trump

The Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra posted a “Fuck Trump Reportback” about protesting Trump in Richmond, VA. I see how this is useful for organizing experience and getting people involved, but I don’t necessarily understand the point … Continue reading

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Technology, Electoral Politics, and the Rank and File

This article by Kati Sipp at New Labor Forum argues that organized labor, to its great detriment, has been “a late adopter” of things like social media, clever subject lines, database management, and “digital organizing” in general – “if they … Continue reading

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Steve Greenhouse Asks the Wrong Question

His article on unions and their get-out-the-vote power is decent, though the question shouldn’t be “Can labor still turn out the vote?”, it should be, “Should labor still turn out the vote?” And the answer should be a resounding NO. Unions need … Continue reading

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U.S. Labor: Still Throwing Good Money after Bad

It’s amazing how little the leaders of the U.S. labor movement have learned after more than eighty years of wasting members’ money trying to get politicians elected. So far this election cycle, at least $6.3 million has been sent to “Clinton-aligned organizations” … Continue reading

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FF15: Much Ado About Nothing

At least inside the echo chamber of people who forgot, never had the chance to see, or never learned what a real worker-led labor movement looks like. Unfortunately, publicist-choreographed, money-guzzling, one-day show strikes that are geared toward television crews and getting Hillary … Continue reading

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