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I have stopped all work to turn to home-based hospice for the remainder of my time. Many of you know that I have been battling a cancer that began with a diagnosis in the Fall of 2021. Read More

How Workers Win

Labor organizer Jane McAlevey on her life & strategies to beat the power structure. She talks in detail about strategies she has used to help workers win across the United States and worldwide, her time as student organizer in the campaign to divest from apartheid South Africa, and her health as she faces terminal cancer. Read More

Power & Participation in Negotiations sesssions

How unions negotiate is a strategic choice. Union members seldom directly participate in the process of collective negotiations over issues that are crucial, urgent, and relevant to their own lives. This workshop of 4 sessions will discuss how negotiations can be different—very different—from what has become the norm. May 30 -Jun 20, 2024. Read More

Organizing for Power’s Core Fundamentals

Organizing for Power’s Core Fundamentals is a skills-based training that takes place on 6 consecutive Thursdays from the 7th of May until the 11th of June, 2024. Each session lasts 2.5 hours and runs twice for our global audience. Registration is free and open exclusively to groups of 10+ organizers, because we’re only going to win if we’re in this together. Read More

The NLRB’s Recent Decisions Are Good News for Workers

But while both decisions are worth celebrating, there are still no shortcuts to the hard organizing work needed to win life-changing contracts. It’s important to take the right lessons from this dynamic moment: The hard work of building durable worker power and organization can’t ease up just because it seems like, officially, it should be getting easier. Read More

Get Organized to Win! – Jane McAlevey

Paul Jay's extensive 8-part video interview with Jane McAlevey. They discuss the roots and initial successes of Jane's organizing strategies & efforts; her travels from Nicaragua to Tennessee, learning how to organize to win the right to dignity and more; workers must face up to race to unite the class. Fighting for a just transition; the workers' movement is critical to any chance of having an effective climate policy. Hard bargaining in Las Vegas hospitals. Mobilizing is not organizing and why we need strong militant unions to win; we cannot afford to leave one ounce of power on the table. A strike can force recognition of a union; a supermajority strike is powerful when bargaining; a strike with mass support can be a political weapon to change society. Read More