A Critique of Syndicalist Methods

Alfredo M. Bonanno

Information technology has led to the ultimate breaking up of the working class. This is also visible with the disappearance of the great industrial complexes which were often strategically located in underdeveloped areas. These are now being broken down and spread over the whole country as the fragmentation has become even more profound, penetrating proletarian consciousness to the point of making it well disposed, maleable and open to all the perspectives suggested by the unions to the benefit of capital.
Today, if we want to move ahead at a time when nearly everything that needs to be done will have to be changed from top to bottom as the invisible mist of the technological swindle settles on humanity, it is indispensable to get rid of the obstacle of the trade union or syndicalist mentality. This text, which marked throwing suspicion on the unions, all unions including the so-called anarchist ones, has become topical once again.

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