Socialist Night School: Labor 101
September 3, 2019
Sac DSA's Socialist Education Committee is proud to present a Socialist Night School! This study series examines a wide range of topics with the goal of raising awareness around key socialist concepts.
The Socialist Night School is comprised of four distinct modules. Each module includes a lecture with ample time to discuss, dissect, and debate these topics in a facilitated group conversation. We welcome you to join us!
Labor 101: Organizing Unions for All
What's the difference between a shitty job and a good job? Does your job pay enough? Have you ever felt disrespected at work? Are you working too much? Are you not able to find work? Are you concerned about rising inequality and declining living standards? Do unions matter and are they the best way to fight back? Are unions a vehicle for broader change outside of the workplace?
This course provides an introduction to unions and the labor movement and explains their relevance to a vibrant socialist movement. Key concepts will include worker power, working-class, middle class, surplus value, capitalism, inequality, disrespect at work, organizing, union actions, historical strike rates, general strike, union-busting, union membership rates, and Taft-Hartley. The reading handouts will be made available to all registrants and should be read ahead of class in order to be prepared to participate in the discussion.
Will you attend? Let us know!