Red International of Labor Unions

Problems of Strike Strategy

Decisions of the International Conference on Strike Strategy

Held in Strassburg, Germany, January, 1929

Written: 1929
Source: Trade Union Unity League pamphlet
Publisher: Workers Library Publishers, New York, NY
Transcription/Markup: Brian Reid
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Preface, William F. Dunne

Foreword, A. Lozovsky


I. Preparing the Masses for Strikes and Lockouts
II. The Forms, Character and Functions of the Instruments of Struggle
III.Our Tactics in Democratically Elected Strike Committees
IV. Guidance and Not Commands
V. The Relationship Between Strike Committees and the Reformist Trade Union Bureaucracy
VI. The United Front During Strikes and Lockouts
VII. Workers’ Pickets and Defense Corps
VIII. “Wildcat” or Unofficial Strikes
IX. Broadening the Field of Struggle—The Problem of Reserves
X. Continuation of the Struggle After Disruptive Activities by the Reformists
XI. How to Prevent the Disruption of Strikes
XII. Strikes in Countries with Divided Trade Union Movements
XIII. Strikes in Fascist and White Terror Countries
XIV. How to Give Political Content to Strikes
XV. Forms and Methods of Mobilizing the Trade Union Opposition (Left Wing) in All Countries
XVI. Work Amoung Working Women and Working Class Housewives
XVII. Forms and Methods of Mobilizing Young Workers
XVIII. Organizing Strike Relief
XIX. The Problem of Information and Connections
XX. Establishing Contacts with Trade Union Organizations in Other Countries