Discussion group on Working class and trade unions: Marx and today.
Dates: Tuesday 13 December 2005, Monday 2 January 2006, Monday 9 January 2006.
1. Marx on the evolution of the working class
2. The working class today
Reading: Doug Henwood, Talking about work, Monthly Review July-August 1997.
Paul Hampton, The Fight for Independent Working-Class Politics in the 'Third World'.
3. Organising young casualised workers: the relevance of the IWW experience
Reading: James P Cannon, The IWW: The Great Anticipation. Philip Foner, "History of the Labor Movement in the United States vol. 4: The Industrial Workers of the World".
This was the Brisbane Workers' Liberty study course, December/January 2005/6, a follow-up to our discussions in August/ September on Beverly Silver's book Forces of Labor.