“Want a better world? Get on board with the new labor movement” first appeared on PeoplesWorld.org on May 21, 2014. Read it on PeoplesWorld.org.
Social change, and especially deep-going social change in a progressive, left and socialist direction doesn’t just “happen.” It requires, first of all, real, active, and politically far-seeing social movements on the ground.
And the labor movement — energized, growing, membership-driven, and class and democratic minded — is an essential cornerstone of those social movements.