To Support Labor is to Abolish Taft-Hartley

Following the Great Depression and the mighty rise of industrial unions in the U.S., the capitalist class made some concessions to the labor movement because they were worried an all-out revolutionary situation could erupt. These concessions, in the form of the New Deal programs and the National Labor Relations Act were intended to save capitalism. But once the flood-tide of the class struggle ebbed, the bosses moved to take back those concessions, which U.S. capitalism could no longer tolerate.  Taft-Hartley was the first major example of this.

Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)

Woody Guthrie
This song, written by Woody Guthrie in 1948, documents the treatment of several "illegal"deportees both before and after their death.

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

Many skeptics say that a socialist society could never exist in America. They say that the working class and poor, who make up 90 percent of the country, are too fragmented. They say that Americans are greedy and unwilling to join together in common struggle.   Some say human nature prevents a socialist system from ever being successful, but the truth is that it’s human nature to strike back against oppression and exploitation when men and women are pushed to the brink. Our own history is rich with examples of the heroism of the working class in their struggle for a better world.

Mother Jones - 1830 - 1930

Greg Oxley looks at the life of this labor pioneer and lifelong fighter for the working class.