Declaration of the Rank and File Fighting Union caucus of California
The Fighting Union Caucus of California State Workers announces its intention to unite California Stateworkers (in particular), public workers in general and all workers in action to form fighting rank and filecaucuses to take our unions back from those who have proven incapable of defending our wages, benefits, and
working conditions. Those who sell concessionary contracts to the membership and tell us to “share the pain”
are doing the
work of the bosses in the workers’ organization
s. The fighting rank and file caucuses declare forthe historic interest of the entire working class against the interest of the labor tops that chain us to the bossespolitical parties, and their benefactors the top 0.01%.
Those who tell us, “our union” only represents the current dues
payers have abandoned the Knights of Labor’sclarion call: “An injury to one is the concern of all!” Today’s professional labor misleaders
act as agents of thebosses in our organizations. We must ask: When did the rank and file vote to abandon the pensioners, theunorganized, our future co-workers, the marginalized, and the oppressed? I
f we don’t unite and fight with and
for those, in like conditions, those who came before us, those who will come to work with us in the future andthe entire working class we are isolated!We reject the strategy that ties our unions to the corporate rulers through the political machines of theDemocratic and the Republican parties. We demand an end to funding their campaigns and instead we mustfund
our strike funds and our own campaigns! We reject the failed strategy placing labors’ faith in the courtsand the lobbyists while abandoning workers’ strongest weapons: the indefinite strike, th
e general strike, the
worksite occupation and unity in action of the entire working class. Today’s misleaders isolate labor they divide
the 9% of the organized working class from the 91% of unorganized workers. Notice how quickly they (labortops and the Democrats) dropped the fight for the Employee Free Choice Act, they do not fight nor have a planto end unemployment; they are not organizing unemployed leagues or anti-eviction and anti-foreclosure actioncommittees. THESE ARE DUES COLLECTION AGENCIES NOT UNIONS!
Our task is not to admonish or convince the
unions’ leaders or staff
, rather our task is to drive them from office,rise up new organizers leaders from the ranks to organize the rank and file and take back our unions, establishthe political independence of labor, defeat anti-labor laws and fight for the historic interests of the entireworking class!
The Fighting Union Caucus of California State WorkersBuild a class struggle leadership of the unions!Unite Labor, Black and Brown to fight for a fair