By: Trevor Loudon
I have long contended that the US’ largest and most militant labor organization the Service Employees International Union, is allied to, or subordinate to, the country’s largest Marxist organization – Democratic Socialists of America.
Here is proof of this connection, from the latest edition of DSA’s Democratic Left, Winter 2011/2012, page 11:
Of the SEIU leaders listed above, Eliseo Medina and Gerry Hudson are long time DSA members, while Tom Woodruff is a former member of the ultra-radical Students for a Democratic Society and, at the very least, a DSA affiliate. The lower ranks of SEIU shelters dozens more DSA activists and supporters.
Our goal as socialists is to abolish private ownership of the means of production. Our immediate task is to limit the capitalist class’s prerogatives in the workplace…In the short run we must at least minimize the degree of exploitation of workers by capitalists. We can accomplish this by promoting full employment policies, passing local living wage laws, but most of all by increasing the union movement’s power…
Through SEIU, DSA has 2.1 million paid lackeys to do just that.