Author: Katy Fox-Hodess

Katy Fox-Hodess is a doctoral student in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, writing her PhD dissertation on international solidarity among dockworker unions. A long-time union activist and member of Academic Workers for a Democratic Union, she has served as Head Steward, Berkeley Campus Chair and Executive Board member of UAW 2865, the UC Student-Workers Union. She is a member of the editorial collective of Viewpoint Magazine and her work has also appeared in JacobinTikkun and Labor Notes, among other publications.

Is an Injury to One an Injury to All? Some Critical Thoughts on Trade-Union Internationalism Today


The necessity of working-class internationalism must surely be one of the left’s most invoked truisms, providing the semblance of a solution to the problems facing embattled workers and governments of the left. But too often the concept is deployed in vague, even contentless ways. The global economic crisis has put the issue of ‘internationalism’ into greater focus – particularly, perhaps, in Europe, where political and monetary union is in question as never before.