COMMUNIST WORK in trade unions is mandatory, demanding recruiting union  
members and winning them to the cause of communism. The political-ideological  
tendency of retrogression and "reactionary" in the union movement is based 
in  economic laws and the dialectic of development. 
Capitalist corporations, unions and Marxist groups alike get stuck in  
"their old market" - an old economic form, even as the continuing revolution in 
the means of production "change the market." The inability of the old craft 
 unions to leap to industrial union form is a good example. In the last 
instance  the organization of industrial unionism had to take place outside - 
external to  the old craft unions and their "historic market."  
Trade unions are important because organized labor impact on the labor  
movement is a lot greater than the voice of the unorganized mass of  
proletarians. Communists involved in trade union work follow the union movement 
evolutionary path and carry out communist work. 
The first rule of thump is that communists ARE NOT economists - trade  
unionists. Communists have a vision of society and real time solutions, without 
sinking to the level of the old anarcho-syndicalist. 
The wage struggle expresses the contradiction that is the unity of labor  
and capital as social production. Bonded together as the process of 
production,  both classes struggled over shares of the social product and 
rights. The 
roots  of economism is the labor-capital bond itself or the wage labor 
When new classes created by new means of production reach a "certain stage  
of development," class struggle as the struggle for political power becomes 
 increasing immediate. A struggle of classes based in antagonism is 
different  than one based in the contradictions of an expanding system that has 
reached  the end of it evolution. The attempt at revolt and revolution when 
American  society was not passing through a new revolution in the means of 
production, but  continuing the path of the industrial revolution is 
different from a period when  society is leaping to new productive forces. 
New class(es) created by qualitatively new means of production stand  
outside the old production relation. The new class(es) exist and grow in  
correspondence with growth of new means of production setting the basis for a  
social organization of labor or new production relations. The fight of the  
new class(es) is political demanding capturing and holding state power, as 
the  means to reform society: destroy the old property relation and all the 
old  classes of the old society. 

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