What tactics and tendencies can be revived from the confines of history to reinvigorate our struggles?
How can the archive help foster conversations between contemporary militants and those of the past?
How can the strategies used by workers at Ford during the 1970s inform the recomposition of unionism now?
For the last six months Seth Wheeler along with the Class Inquiry Group have been delving into the MDR archive to uncover lost histories of workers’ inquiry and militant rank-and-file organising. This event will launch the publication that has come out of this collaboration, which draws together historical examples of strike bulletins, theories of class inquiry, studies of present conditions and recent workers’ bulletins. We will be inviting rank and file workers, union activists and class compositional theorists and researchers to discuss tactics and tendencies from the archive and contemporary workplace struggles.