By Staughton Lynd
To raised comprehend the influence of social activities lately, this research distinguishes ideas of social develop into elements: organizing, that's attribute of the Nineteen Sixties circulation within the usa, and accompaniment, which used to be articulated through Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador. either are precious instruments for realizing and selling social pursuits; in accompaniment, the promoter of social switch and his or her oppressed colleague view themselves as specialists, every one bringing necessary adventure to a shared venture. jointly, as equals, they search to create what the Zapatistas name “another world.” the writer applies the excellence among accompaniment and organizing to 5 social activities during which he has taken half: the hard work and civil rights pursuits, the antiwar circulation, prisoner insurgencies, and the move sparked by way of Occupy Wall highway. additionally integrated are the studies of the author’s spouse Alice Lynd, a associate in...
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As our research and dialogue proceeded the idea surfaced that there should be two books: first, this short discussion of the phenomenon with which I was preoccupied, Archbishop Romero’s idea of accompaniment; and then, hopefully, a second book addressing the larger question of the transition from capitalism to socialism. All three of us—Jules, Alice, and I—look forward to this continuing collaboration. 8 This book, like everything I have thought about in recent years, has benefited from his critical comments.
If the union has been unable to obtain employer recognition, workers who made known their pro-union sentiments by wearing buttons or circulating cards are left exposed to retaliation. If the union has won the election, other representatives of the national union often show up with a predetermined collective bargaining agreement. Contract proposals appropriate to the local situation may be ignored. 1 Community organizer Saul Alinsky did his initial work “Back of the Yards” in southwest Chicago. He modeled his organizing on that of the CIO packinghouse workers’ union, which was in process of formation there.
9. Denis O’Hearn, Nothing but an Unfinished Song: Bobby Sands, the Irish Hunger Striker Who Ignited a Generation (New York: Nation Books, 2006). Organizing The Labor Movement AS A HISTORIAN AND AS A LAWYER SPECIALIZING IN EMPLOYMENT law, I had continuing contact with rank-and-file workers and union organizing in Chicago, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh for more than thirty years, beginning in 1967. It was a profound experience of accompanying. I learned that what a middle-class professional like me can offer is needed and important, but even more significant is the way that workers like Vicky Starr, John Sargent, and Ed Mann accompany each other.
Accompanying. Pathways to Social Change by Staughton Lynd