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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.