Hi Richard, I am currently leading an organizing drive to unionize me and 40 other coworkers. We are not yet public but soon will be as we have almost all the authorization cards we need for an NLRB election. For us workers, there is a large amount of autonomy in this drive since the local we are working with is a bit smaller and has never actively organized before. I would like to set a good precedent for what is possible in a drive for unionization. Having read a few of your books plus a fair amount of other Marxist/Marxian literature, I have some ideas about terms and conditions to make it a more democratic workplace. However, I am under no illusions about either how unionizing in essence stops short of fundamental change or the legal battle that would be involved in ceding control to the workers even if somehow we were able to generate a large degree of militancy and class consciousness. What would you suggest for basic changes to organizational structure that could possibly eventually lead to more fundamental and democratic change?
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