Neoliberalism and the Changing Working Class

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014
With Lee Sustar

It can’t be denied that the period known as neoliberalism—associated in the last 30-odd years with privatization, deregulation, and cuts in the social wage—has also involved a restructuring of whole industries as well as labor relations. After years of unrelenting assault, working class organization is undoubtedly weaker. To what degree are these developments “structural,” and to what extent are they simply the result of movement defeats and failed labor strategies? The answer to these questions will determine how we perceive the prospects for rebuilding a fighting labor movement; and ultimately the central role placed by Marxists on the working class’s capacity for self-emancipation and social liberation.

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