In the pandemic’s first year, poor countries’ debt rose to astonishing heights, plunging such countries into even worse austerity than before. These attacks are directed at workers in the Global South, but the fallout isn’t contained within national borders — the struggle against debt servitude belongs to workers everywhere.
Michael Galant helps lead the Economics and Trade Subcommittee of the DSA International Committee, and is a member of the Progressive International’s secretariat.
Labor is struggling with how to build international working-class power. The United Electrical Workers offer a model of just that.