Juhi Tyagi presented a working paper on ‚Workers leverage in peasant movements: how coal mine workers sustained a radical peasant struggle in India‘

I argue that industrial workers can become central to and support radical networks of the poor through utilizing the structural power that workers possess. That is, workers have the ability to interrupt production, causing a crisis of profitability for the capitalist. Landless and marginal peasants dont enjoy the same types of leverage. Workers are hence best situated to support the sustenance of radical organizations among peasants through being able to function autonomously, even during repression, by solidifying cross- caste unity through workspace organizations and through their involvement of women in the townships. The constant interaction of workers with the peasants, as well as coal unions own organizational choices, cross cutting usual divisions between geographical areas— partly the result of the structure of the workplace itself—I find, led to the creation of abeyant radical structures in the villages.