Independent Historian

Dennis Gallie is a retired rank-and-file labor activist, interested in the struggle for peace, and against patriarchy, white supremacy, and global imperialism. I retired from Ford Motor Company in 2011 after 21 years as an assembler. I have been a steelworker, autoworker, and computer programmer. My education is in Economics, with bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, and master’s from Washington University in St Louis. I originally abandoned the office for the shop in order to try to sway the organized labor movement in a revolutionary direction. I have lately concluded that this is a fool’s errand, and that we have to start again from scratch, with independent shop-floor and office committees. My primary areas of research and activism are at the intersection of patriarchy and capitalism, centering on worker self-activity, anti-racism, and the economics of production and reproduction.