Class struggle trade union caucus
The historical demand of the workers movement has been not for a slave minimum wage (and $15 IS a poverty wage…and what about fully-paid benefits?), but for jobs for all at the prevailing wage. That is full trade union wages and benefits, through the self-organization of the workers into unions. The workers movement needs to fight for jobs, healthcare, education, and housing for all.
Organize the unorganized “wall to wall”! For a mass union organizing campaign of low-wage fast food and retail workers across the entire industry! Fight for a union hiring hall! Revive the class struggle tactics that built the unions: mass picket lines, sit-down strikes, flying picket squads, hot-cargoing, solidarity strikes, indefinite general strikes and defiance of the bosses’ courts/laws. Defy the injunctions! Smash Taft-Hartley and all other anti-labor laws through militant labor struggle! “The only illegal strike is the one that loses!” No to binding arbitration! No reliance on the courts or NLRB/PERB!
For full union wages and benefits for all workers with a 100% cost of living allowance and 100% employer-paid benefits! Fight for jobs for all through a 30 hour work week at 40 hours pay to spread around the available work! FOR STRIKE COMMITTEES THAT ESTABLISH LABOR/COMMUNITY WAGE AND PRICE COMMITTEES THAT DEFINE A LIVING WAGE, FIGHT FOR AND ENFORCE A SLIDING SCALE OF WAGES AND PRICES!
Organize class struggle to win, not the dead-end of Democratic Party electoralism! For a class struggle union leadership! Democrats/Republicans are the parties of the bosses! Build a fighting, class struggle workers/labor party!