Bread & Roses members debate the pros and cons of changing DSA’s national leadership structure.
Building an effective national organization that creates opportunities for members to help shape decisions is critical. We need to do that responsibly, and without setting impossible-to-meet standards for our national staff.
The Rank-and-File Strategy includes a ton of different ways for DSA members to get involved with rebuilding a labor movement that knows how to fight. It’s all about getting connected to workers in motion.
Political education should help us explain democratic socialist politics. And it should be informed by our concrete work — and help us figure out how that work fits into a bigger strategy.
DSA’s labor work should prioritize developing and empowering a growing layer of rank-and-file workers to fight the bosses and transform our unions into militant and democratic vehicles for class struggle and organizing the unorganized.
As DSA ramps up our electoral work, we need a national strategy for recruiting, running, and supporting class struggle candidates.
The rank-and-file strategy is the most realistic approach to organizing the unorganized. Only transformed unions have the resources to do it on the scale we need.