Chicago socialists cleaned house in last night’s municipal elections, winning as many as six socialist city council members. The city’s left has a historic opportunity to push back years of gentrification, police brutality, and austerity.
Will Bloom is a labor and immigration attorney in Chicago. He is a member of the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320, and the Democratic Socialists of America.
The Supreme Court doesn’t have a shred of democratic legitimacy. The sooner we recognize that basic fact, the sooner we will be able to confront the reactionary judiciary.
The Supreme Court’s Janus decision claims that unions are inherently political. It’s right. To survive, unions must politicize bargaining to raise class consciousness.