Works of William Z. Foster

Bankruptcy of the American Labor Movement

Pamphlet issued by the Trade Union Educational League, 1922

The Trade Union Educational League was an opposition movement within the AFL initiated by the CP’s William Z. Foster in 1920 to fight for industrial unionism, a class-struggle program to fight the bosses, membership control of the unions and creation of a labor party. It played a crucial role in turning militants away from the dual unionism previously dominant among radicals in the U.S., but in the late 1920’s was turned in a sectarian direction by the then-Stalinized CP leadership.—Editor

Written: 1922
Source: TUEL Labor Herald Library pamphlet
Transcription\HTML Markup: Andrew Pollack

Chapter I. A State of Bankruptcy
Chapter II. Cause of the Bankruptcy
Chapter III. Ravages of Dual Unionism
Chapter IV. New Realism vs. Old Utopianism
Chapter V. The Trade Union Educational League