Roundtable

Planetizing the Labor Movement


An exchange prompted by the essay Workers of the World Unite (At Last)

Helen Beazley

Helen Beazley

The forces within labor that support a green economy must prevail over the old guard that still stands in the way.

Peter Evans

Peter Evans

Building the transnational labor movement, and countering resurgent nationalism, will take elevating the voices of women and people of color within unions.

Bill Fletcher Jr.

Bill Fletcher

The new international should be rooted in a post-capitalist vision and strategy that includes willing unions—but transcends them.

Andrew Herod

Andrew Herod

Working-class solidarity requires socialist political organization propelled by militant anti-imperialist movements in the Global South.

Stephanie  Luce

Stephanie Luce

A suite of “non-reformist reforms” can both address near-term needs and nurture a post-capitalist labor movement.

Immanuel Ness

Immanuel Ness

Working-class solidarity requires socialist political organization propelled by militant anti-imperialist movements in the Global South.

Ariel Salleh

Ariel Salleh

We need an ecocentric understanding of the labor process that recognizes the centrality of reproductive labor if we are to create a true alternative.

Kim Scipes

Kim Scipes

We can build on myriad ongoing efforts to advance international labor solidarity.

Guy Standing

Guy Standing

Unions need to abandon the laborist “full employment” paradigm and embrace a more radical liberatory politics.

Ronaldo Munck

Planetizing the Labor Movement: Author's Response

Ronaldo Munck responds to the discussion on his essay "Workers of the World Unite (At Last)."



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