Participatory Economics Comes to Unions: From the Bottom Up!

Not all union members are passive and apathetic. This article describes the process by which an labor organizer breaks with the tradition of expecting workers to come to a union hall. Instead he meets them where they are. We can’t have a revolution without unions and unions can’t become revolutionary until the rank-and-rank can challenge the leadership with its own form of organization. Labor Notes is dedicated to reporting on and sustaining this rank-and-file movement.
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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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