Becca Roskill and Oren Schweitzer are members of New York City DSA and DSA’s Bread & Roses caucus. Becca previously organized with UAW Local 2710 and Columbia YDSA. Oren previously organized with Yale YDSA and served on YDSA and DSA’s National Labor Committee.
In legislative fights, as in union negotiations, closed-door negotiations are the status quo but often stand in the way of building independent working-class power. What can socialists in office learn from militant unionists’ strategy of open bargaining?