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Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle

May 27 @ 5:00 pm BST

‘Incisively examines the most recent and compelling examples of workers’ autonomous resistance to the modern precarious workplace. Ovetz’s invaluable collection applies workers’ inquiry to contemporary practice. Essential reading for students of contemporary labor activism’ – Immanuel Ness, author of Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class (Pluto Press, 2015)

Robert Ovetz, editor of Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Tactics, Strategies, Objectives (Pluto Press, 2020), will discuss the role of workers’ inquiries and their value to worker organizing. His workers’ inquiry into the 2016 strike threat by more than 20,000 members of the California Faculty Association in the California State University system is included in Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle. Robert will examine the methods and experience of conducting workers’ inquiries and their use for academic labor organizing.

Robert Ovetz is also the author of When Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921 (Brill 2018 & Haymarket 2019) and the Book Review Editor of the Journal of Labor and Society. He is a Lecturer in Political Science at San Jose State University in the US. Follow him @OvetzRobert. Read his writings at: https://sjsu.academia.edu/RobertOvetzPhD

Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the stream before the event. It will start at 17:00 BST. You can also find the event on Pluto Press’ YouTube channel. The event will be recorded and uploaded to the channel after the event too.

Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Tactics, Strategies, Objectives is available to order from the Pluto Press website. Attendees of this event can get 30% off the paperback and ebook editions on this, using the coupon code OVETZ30 at the checkout.


May 27
5:00 pm BST
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