At General Motors, "What Means This Strike?"
Publisher: Against the Current, Michigan, USA
Date Written: 01/09/1998
Year Published: 1998
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12897
IN HIS FAMOUS address to the striking New Bedford textile workers in 1898, Socialist Labor Party leader Daniel De Leon posed the question, "What Means This Strike?" De Leon told the workers their strike would be for naught if they didn't see it connected to the broader struggle of their class.
He praised them for their courage and affirmed the socialist belief in the strike weapon, but warned that this strike, the second in recent time, would simply become one of a series of lost struggles...