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a form of veiled ownership by management

What are ESOPs? ESOPs--Employee Stock Ownership Plans--are a form of veiled ownership by management where nominal ownership is by the workers. A study by Business Week2 showed that in early 1985 there were already 7,000 companies which had enrolled nearly 10 million workers into ESOPs. In the 1970s…

—p.118 A Mixed Bag of Other Tactics (113) by Sam Marcy
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the strikes came before striking was legalized

Great changes in strategic and tactical approaches develop slowly. They are most often the product of a long line of evolutionary development which includes not only phases of slow growth but leaps and giant forward strides.

The first such struggle was for the right "to think unthinkable thought…

—p.103 Offensive Strategies: Workers' Control (103) by Sam Marcy
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it's only the ownership that may undergo some changes

Once the workers are frozen into the capital-labor relationship, once that is dogmatically accepted as the permanent condition of the workers, once this business of a fair day's work for a fair day's pay is the conception, it inevitably follows that the workers must make concessions regardless of w…

—p.101 Defensive Trade Union Strategies (97) by Sam Marcy
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the theory of the identity of interests

A workers' party must challenge and continually demonstrate the utter falsity and perniciousness of this idea. It must be continually demonstrated that the interests of the employers and the workers are diametrically opposed to each other, that the evolution of capitalist society demonstrates the e…

—p.98 Defensive Trade Union Strategies (97) by Sam Marcy
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such vague terms as fairness and justice

However, there is also the subjective factor, the traditional labor relations policy, the collective bargaining approach which is summed up in the AFL-CIO report: "Organized labor believes that each worker is entitled to a fair day's pay for a fair day's work; that pay should include a share in the…

—p.50 The Changing Character of the Working Class (41) by Sam Marcy