Step Up

Interesting article refocuses the IWW on doing the basics right, so 1000 members can quickly become 10,000, and so members start seeing the benefit in their places of work as soon as possible.

New Syndicalist

We’ve just celebrated the UK IWW’s historic 1000 members conference. At a time when a lot of the Left are lamenting the recent general election results, this is a welcome milestone.

Yet we should always be pushing ourselves and others harder – how many of these 1000 red card holders are actively organising their workplaces? In IWW circles it’s a given that the quality of members is far more important than quantity. We are after all a union that does things properly, rather than one which acts on the lowest common denominator.

This article is about internal development towards the militant organising culture that the IWW was founded on. One where the expectation is that every Wob is organising their workplaces through solidarity unionism, creating workplace committees and taking direct action to rebuild workers’ power. By stepping up, we can level up the union. But also, by stepping up we…

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