Overcoming Capitalism: Strategy for the Working Class in the 21st Century (Compact Disc)

Overcoming Capitalism: Strategy for the Working Class in the 21st Century By Tom Weitzel, Jonathan Yen (Read by) Cover Image
By Tom Weitzel, Jonathan Yen (Read by)
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A new, inclusive union movement with a contemporary vision and an eye toward building social and economic power can remake society. The book is a twenty-first century reworking of the approach to unionism. The United States has a dramatic history of workers organizing on the job. In the last seventy odd years labor organizations have made peace with owners, and wages, various protections, and safety has diminished. All during an era that, despite its ups and downs, has been extremely profitable for the ownership class. Tom Wetzel provides a solution to that failure by showing how a democratic outcome can be built into the method of struggle for social change, giving working people the means to ensure they will end up in control of the labor process and will build a from-the-bottom-up eco-socialism. But this isn't the old white-guy-in-a-hard-hat unionism of the previous century. The working class has changed. Life under capitalism has changed. How we think about unionism must also change. While the political and capitalist class wring their hands over the environmental crisis and economic inequality we can see the immediate appeal of a union movement with an expanded mission to wrest control from the wealthy and powerful before they cost-shift us into extinction.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798212293358
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Language: English