A Labor Strategy for the US: DSA Debates

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 1866 ... July 29, 2019

A Labor Strategy for the US: DSA Debates

Eric Blanc

Early next month, over a thousand socialists will gather in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss the future of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). There is general agreement across many tendencies on the need to strengthen our labor work and that the Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) is under-resourced and could sorely use at least one full-time staffer. It is a very positive development that so many DSA members now see labor organizing as central to the socialist project.

All the main labor resolutions this year agree that we need more resources for the DSLC but not all agree on what DSA’s labor work should look like. Here’s our take on the strengths and limitations of Resolution 3 written by the comrades in Collective Power Network (CPN), one of several tendencies in DSA. In our view, Resolution 3 makes thoughtful organizational proposals and puts forward good general goals. But since CPN doesn’t call for workers to organize from the bottom up to transform the labor... movement, and since it doesn’t articulate a strategy or a clear set of priorities, the convention should also endorse Resolution 32 and the rank-and-file strategy that it advocates. The two resolutions are complementary, not contradictory.

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