Archivi categoria: public sector

Socialism isn’t just more government

“…Public schools, welfare departments, planning agencies, courts, and all other government agencies would invite workers and recipients to participate in the design and implementation of those services. Public-sector unions could play a key role in this endeavor, organizing both the providers and users of public services to radically transform the administrative structures of government.

Only under these conditions would government activity be synonymous with democratic socialism. Instead of posing an abstract concept of “government” against the forces of capital, we should begin the hard work of conceiving and building new institutions that can make government of the people, by the people, and for the people a reality::”.

No, Socialism Isn’t Just More Government



the right to strike (diritto allo sciopero)

“…It’s useful to think of public-sector unions not just as a section of the labor movement, but as the organized force best able to push for increased public investment. The 2012 Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike, for example, was more about fighting for better public schools than about improving teacher pay”….