Socialists and the Labor Movement (Socialist Night School)

July 22, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

West End Neighborhood Library | 2301 L St NW | Washington, DC 20037

Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/mdcdsa/events/261710404/

After decades of retreat for both the left and the labor movement, we are currently experiencing a resurgence of both labor militancy and a renewed interest in socialism. But what in the relationship between socialism and unions? In this Night School Session, we will be covering the history of leftists in the US trade union movement, their influence, the various ways they saw unions as a tool (and a hindrance) to furthering socialism. We will then go into how socialists interact with unions today, and discuss ways to renew a visible and vocal socialist union movement today.

The session will be led by Sam Nelson, MDC DSA Labor Working Group coordinator and a member of the Communications Workers of America.