Planetizing the Labor Movement
An exchange on the essay Workers of the World Unite (At Last)
The forces within labor that support a green economy must prevail over the old guard that still stands in the way.
Building the transnational labor movement, and countering resurgent nationalism, will take elevating the voices of women and people of color within unions.
Bill Fletcher Jr.
The new international should be rooted in a post-capitalist vision and strategy that includes willing unions—but transcends them.
Effective twenty-first century union strategy will take into account the ways globalization reworks the geography of space, time, and scale.
A suite of “non-reformist reforms” can both address near-term needs and nurture a post-capitalist labor movement.
Working-class solidarity requires socialist political organization propelled by militant anti-imperialist movements in the Global South.
We need an ecocentric understanding of the labor process that recognizes the centrality of reproductive labor if we are to create a true alternative.
Unions need to abandon the laborist “full employment” paradigm and embrace a more radical liberatory politics.
Ronaldo Munck responds to the discussion on his essay "Workers of the World Unite (At Last)."
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