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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Put Organising First!

Kate Bronfenbrenner of Cornell University reviews the prospects for US unions following the Presidential election and calls for labour movement unity in the struggle against the corporate right: 'Labor has very powerful enemies, but never before has it had so many allies who are equally angry at those same enemies.
  What the movement has to do is commit the financial and staff resources to recruit, train and coordinate organizers, and to run creative, multifaceted, strategic, comprehensive and (where necessary) global campaigns. This includes ongoing strategic corporate research.
  And it requires the involvement of labor and community allies, rank-and-file members on the organizing committees, and existing union members serving as volunteer organizers at every level of the campaign'