DSA Labor Network Blog: "Talking Union"

At the November 2007 Democratic Socialists of America Convention in Atlanta, a group of DSA labor activists formed a Labor Network to revitalize DSA's relationship to the labor movement.

We have set up a blog, "Talking Union" (http://talkingunion.wordpress.com/), as a forum for democratic socialists, labor activists and their allies to address the challenges facing the labor movement today. The blog features democratic socialist perspectives on labor issues as well as useful articles, materials and postings by others. To submit materials for the blog, send them to talkingunion@gmail.com.

We also have a Yahoo Groups discussion list. The discussion list is restricted to DSA members. To join the discussion list, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DSAlabor/ or send an e-mail to mmh@pipeline.com.

In addition, we will work to get the Employee Free Choice Act passed -- this was one of the priorities adopted at the Atlanta Convention -- including producing literature relating the fight to rebuild the labor movement to other struggles by the progressive community. We also plan to inform socialists and progressives about international labor solidarity, and the need to renegotiate NAFTA and similar free-trade deals.

DSA members are invited to join the DSA Labor Network by signing on to the DSAlabor list and contributing to the blog.

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Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump

February 17, 2017 · $20.00 USD

Location: MayDay Space
Where: 176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
When: Friday, February 17th at 6 PM to Sunday, February 19th to 4 PM

Political Context

This Presidents’ Day weekend, the Young Democratic Socialists will gather for our annual winter conference in New York City titled Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump. We did not choose the name lightly. In doing so, we call for leftists to collectively confront Trump and Trumpism at every possible opportunity. When a Trump administration attempts mass deportations of undocumented workers, when it attempts to register Muslims or roll back worker protections, when it attempts to take away reproductive, LGTBQ, civil, or any other rights, then we must militantly resist to prevent such measures.

To succeed, this must be explicitly socialist resistance. With liberalism having repeatedly shown itself incapable of combating the far right, it is now the time for socialists to openly declare our place in building the mass, multi-racial, and working class movement necessary for defeating the Trump administration. In this struggle, millennials will play an outsized role. That is why this conference comes at such a critical time—together we must create spaces for democratic and strategic discussion, spaces to gain organizing skills, and most importantly, spaces to form networks of young radicals for the future struggles ahead. These spaces will only come together if socialists come together. Join us this Presidents Weekend and help ignite the movement to defeat the Trump administration, continue the political revolution, and build the socialist alternative.

Key Deadlines

  • January 8th: Travel Scholarship for Air Travel (for application see below)
  • January 15th: Travel Scholarship for Non-Air Travel (ex: bus, car, train, etc.)
  • February 3rd: Early Bird Registration Ends - Tickets prices go up from $5 to $10
  • February 10th: Free Housing - We have limited free housing. You need to first register, then you will be sent an application for free housing.

Apply for a travel scholarship here! (First Deadline January 8, 2017)

Check out the working program (subject to change)