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Historic Documents on the Labor Movement


In this section of our web site we will repost a variety of documents produced by Revolutionary Regroupment's political predecessors, concentrating on the post-WW 2 period of the Trotskyist movement. While we seek to continue the work and build on the contributions of those who came before us, we do not dogmatically defend past mistakes that may inevitably have been committed. Therefore our posting these documents reflects broad agreement, not an uncritical adherence to every secondary argument and formulation. For a fuller documentation see the Marxists Internet Archive ( and material published on the web site of the International Bolshevik Tendency ( before our break with them on 9/25/08.




Added 8/19/11; Trade Unions in the Epoch of Imperialist Decay by Leon Trotsky (1940)


Added 6/16/09; The Faces of Economism  First from Spartacist #21, Fall 1972


Added 6/16/09; Trade Union Memorandum  Adapted by Third National Conference od the Spartacist League/US, 25 November 1972. Reprinted in Marxist Bulletin #9, "Basic Documents of the Spartacist League"


Added 8/19/11; Black Family Firebombed in Chicago UAW Local Sets Up Labor/Black Defense Guard  First printed in Workers Vanguard No. 67, 25 April 1975


Added 8/19/11; Stop The Liquidation Of The Trade Union Work!Break With The Robertson-Foster-Nelson Misleadership! Printed on June 25 1983.


Added 6/16/09; Class Struggle on the Waterfront   First printed in 1917 #4, Autumn 1987. Interview with Howard Keylor on his experience as a communist active in the ILWU.


Added 10/20/10; Class Struggle Candidate in the San Francisco Printers Union Frirst Printed in 1917 #10, Third Quarter 1991. 



Labor History


Added 10/20/10; The I.W.W. by James P. Cannon. First printed in Fourth International, Summer 1955.


Added 10/20/10; The 1934 San Francisco General Strike. First printed in Workers Vanguard #109, 14 May 1976




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Trotskyist Work in the Trade Unions (1973)

by Chris Knox