Marx and Engels on Trade Unions

Marx and Engels on Trade Unions

A complete modern compilation of M/E's writings on unions, strikes, labor aristocracy, U.S. labor and more from 1833-1894. Introduction and notes by the editor, formerly a shop steward, now a writer. 1st paperback edition.

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: New York : International Publishers

ISBN: 0717806766

Category: Philosophy

Page: 237

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A complete modern compilation of M/E's writings on unions, strikes, labor aristocracy, U.S. labor and more from 1833-1894. Introduction and notes by the editor, formerly a shop steward, now a writer. 1st paperback edition.
Categories: Philosophy

Articles Written in the Labour Standard

Articles Written in the Labour Standard

In the first article, Engels said the labor movement should lose the meaningless slogan "A Fair Day's Wages for a Fair Day's Work" - since capitalism's internal nature prevents capitalists from being "fair" to the workers whose wages they ...

Author: Frederick Engels

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539405826

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Page: 100

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George Shipton, Secretary of the London Trades Council, also served as editor of The Labour Standard, the organ of British trade unions. He asked Engels to contribute to a discussion of reformism and the labor movement itself. Engels complied and, between May and August 1881, wrote 11 articles, all appearing as unsigned editorials. He used contemporary issues to elaborate basic economic principles of scientific socialism and the nature of capitalism itself. Engels stressed the inevitability of the conflict between the capitalists and the proletariat -- that struggle isn't an aberration, it's a central feature of capitalism. Capitalists will forever be interested in lowering the wages and living conditions of the masses of property-less people because it's simply in their interest. He held up trade unions as the daily defenders of the working class in that struggle. In the first article, Engels said the labor movement should lose the meaningless slogan "A Fair Day's Wages for a Fair Day's Work" - since capitalism's internal nature prevents capitalists from being "fair" to the workers whose wages they must continually seek to depress -- with the slogan: "Possesion of the means of work - raw material, factories, machinery -- by the working people themselves!" In the article "A Working Men's Party," Engels notes that unions alone cannot break people free from the endless cycle of capitalist wage-slavery. They must congregate in an independent political party. England's lack of such a party kept the working class tailing after the "Great Liberal Party." And that creates confusion and demoralization. The MECW notes: "These articles by Engels exerted a definite influence on the young generation in the British socialist movement. James Macdonald, later to be one of the representatives of the Marxist wing of the British socialists, said what really attracted him to socialism were Engels' articles in The Labour Standard (How I Became A Socialist, London, 1896, pp. 61-62.)" From different Engels letters (to Marx, August 11; to George Shipton, August 10 and August 15; to Johann Philipp Becker, February 10 1882) we learn he stopped writing for the paper because of the growth of "opportunist elements" in its editorial board.
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Marx and the Trade Unions

Marx and the Trade Unions

Author: A. Lozovskiĭ

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCAL:B3944528

Category: Labor unions and communism

Page: 188

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Categories: Labor unions and communism

Marx and the Trade Unions

Marx and the Trade Unions

Author: Solomon Abramovich Drizdo

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001552087S

Category: Labor unions

Page: 188

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Categories: Labor unions

Marx s Wage Theory in Historical Perspective

Marx s Wage Theory in Historical Perspective

Previously scattered throughout his writings, Marx's wage theory is presented here in its entirety for the first time.

Author: Kenneth Lapides

Publisher: author

ISBN: 1587369745

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Previously scattered throughout his writings, Marx's wage theory is presented here in its entirety for the first time.
Categories: Social Science

Marxism and the Trade Unions

Marxism and the Trade Unions

Author: David North

Publisher: Mehring Books

ISBN: 9781875639298

Category: Political Science

Page: 34

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Categories: Political Science

Marx and Engels and the English Workers

Marx and Engels and the English Workers

Published in the year 1989, Marx and Engels and the English Workers is a valuable contribution to the field of Economics.

Author: W. O. Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135778903

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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Published in the year 1989, Marx and Engels and the English Workers is a valuable contribution to the field of Economics.
Categories: Business & Economics

Trade Unions in the Epoch of Imperialist Decay

Trade Unions in the Epoch of Imperialist Decay

In this book, two central leaders of the modern communist workers movement outline the fight for this revolutionary perspective.

Author: Leon Trotsky

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019134698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

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In this book, two central leaders of the modern communist workers movement outline the fight for this revolutionary perspective.
Categories: Business & Economics