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Best Labor Paper Our Goal

(January 1939)

From Socialist Appeal, Vol. III No. 4, 28 January 1939, p. 4.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’ Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).

The best labor paper in America.

It is this prospect for the twice-a-week Appeal that makes the present campaign so vital to every trade unionist in and near the Party. Already the Socialist Appeal has made its mark in the union movement with lively articles on burning issues before the labor movement. Now, we have the possibility of becoming a powerful influence through the medium of our twice-a-week Appeal.

Nothing succeeds like success. Our Party can and will make, I am confident, an impressive record in the labor movement, especially through the expansion of our press. It signifies a giant step forward in building a mass base in the working class. It means that the “Trotskyites” are not only “here to stay” but are on the march. In this period of confusion, indecision, and “muddling through” by the C.I.O. and A.F. of L. top leaderships, our steady advance on the road of revolutionary socialism will serve to draw all advanced union militants in our direction.

The twice-a-week Appeal with spot news on strikes, on general labor developments, on the national and international issues that face the workers today, can become the best-read labor paper in America. It must become indispensable to every union militant. And when we hear the unionists say, “I don’t agree with all the policies, but the Socialist Appeal certainly has the inside information and facts on everything, that’s why I read it,” then we know we will have broken through the ice and will be well on the road to a genuine mass proletarian party.

Build the Party in the unions through the twice-a-week Appeal!

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