This piece is part of the Prospect's series on progressives' strategy over the next 40 years. To read the introduction, click here.
We need to rethink what an effective workers’ movement should look like. Employers have already figured out the answers to whatever problems we create for them with a “renewed” labor movement that maintains our existing institutional forms. Corporations practice infinite degrees of outsourcing, so many workers don’t even know who their real boss is; that’s the direction capitalism is heading. Organizing the workforce of today will require different kinds of membership organizations.