Socialist Party Members Are People Like You

Union Members are American Socialists

Union Members & Their Families

Vicki Hart protesting for Union Members & Their Families

Union Members are American Socialists

"One employer will not buy 100 pairs of pants to support the local economy, but 100 employees will each buy 1 pair of pants. Hoarding wealth among an elite few damages the economy. The Socialist Party believes that America is stronger when workers are strong. America's labor unions were founded upon American Socialist principles."

American Socialists

 

More than a century ago, labor unions grew out of socialist workplace societies. The Socialist Party has always stood alongside labor unions in defense of the socialist ideals of fair pay and economic security. American Socialists understand that labor unions helped build America’s middle class, and organized labor remains critical to fulfilling America’s basic bargain: If you work hard and do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. America needs to strengthen and protect the American workforce.

Much of what we now take for granted — the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, health insurance, paid leave, pensions, Social Security and Medicare — came from the Socialist Party and were made possible by the hard work and dedicated struggle of America’s labor movement.

It was socialist labor unions that led the fight to improve working conditions and labor standards and helped to build the largest middle class in history. Labor unions demonstrate that Americans are stronger together than as individuals.

The Socialist Party continues to call for strengthened workers’ rights. While the Democratic Party has turned its back on Labor to embrace corporate finance, it is now only American Socialists that fights for worker equity, collective bargaining, and employee ownership.

While Democrats and Republicans create laws that obstruct union growth, only American Socialists are calling for the substantive expansion of labor unions to protect the entire American workforce. The Socialist Party wants America to invest in good-paying jobs, impose a maximum employer wage law (which would substantially increase employee wages), invest in apprenticeships and high-quality training, protect workers from exploitation, and protect retirement security. You do agree with the socialist principles upon which your union is based. Isn't time to return to your labor roots? It is time for you to become the next generation of American Socialists.

Socialist Fundamentals

Socialist Party Supports Socialism in the form of Socialized Services

What is Socialism?

Capitalism oppresses people with under-employment and low-wages. Socialism, on the other hand, restricts those who have been placed in position of trust from using their positions to oppress others. Or another way of putting it – Socialism oppresses the capitalist's ability to oppress the workforce.

Socialist Party Protest for Fair Wages

Are You A Socialist?

If you work and want fair wages, then you are a socialist.

When a capitalist tries to argue that socialism subsidizes the cost of living of citizens that are unable to work, point out the fact that – The lives of wealthy capitalists are actually subsidized by the hard work and sweat of low-wage workers.

Support the growth of a Socialist Party

Nearing Critical Mass

Socialist policies grew America's middle-class; but, our current capitalist policies are destroying the Middle-class. Each era of increased capitalism led to a financial crisis. Every time socialism is increased, an era of historic economic prosperity begins.

Spotlight

Comparing Socialism

Defining Capitalism, Socialism, Communism & Fascism

Socialism, Capitalism, Communism, Anarchy

Caveat: There are some inherent pitfalls trying to offer simple, bite sized definitions of capitalism, socialism, communism and fascism.

For a point of reference, the United States is a Constitutional Democratic Republic that has long embraced both capitalism (free markets) and socialism (public schools and universities, and public works – parks, roads and highways, sewer and water, dams, harbors, as well as social welfare, such as worker’s comp, unemployment insurance, social security etc.).