As significant and encouraging as the recent strike resurgence (actually it continues a trend that began in 2018) is, I would still argue that the best measure of the maturity and level of consciousness of the working class and labor movement at this particular moment remains the degree to which it engages in and gives leadership in the streets and voting booth to the diverse, cross class coalition (in the middle of which is the Biden administration and Democratic Party) arrayed against and in an existential battle against Trumpists and Trumpism.

This isn’t to counterpose one form of struggle or understanding against the other. Ideally, they reinforce one another. But only to remind ourselves that the prospects of the labor movement beyond this or that strike will depend on the ability of labor and its allies to politically and decisively defeat Trump and Trumpism