🌹 Socialist Night School: The Rank and File Strategy

December 8, 2022

Join East Bay DSA Socialist Night School for a discussion of the Rank and File Strategy, a socialist approach to building working-class power within and through the labor movement.

Many labor organizers active in DSA consider the Rank and File Strategy to be a cornerstone of our organization's approach to labor, but there are contending definitions and ideas of how to go about implementing this strategy. Join us for an introduction to, and discussion of, this strategy and current debates within DSA about it.

Readings for this Night School:

What is the Rank-and-file Strategy, and Why Does it Matter? by Barry Eidlin in Jacobin, 2019:

Introduction to the Rank and File Strategy (plus "Putting the Rank and File Strategy to Work"), from National DSA:

Overachievers can also read Kim Moody's "The Rank and File Strategy" pamphlet, the most famous modern revisiting of the subject by a veteran socialist labor activist, organizer, and journalist:


This Night School is a hybrid event - in-person and online. RSVP to receive the video link.


When: December 8, 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: East Bay Community Space OR online (address and Zoom info provided with RSVP)
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