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Labor Needs an Outside Strategy

Despite staggering wealth and income inequality, President Biden is bargaining against himself on his already way-too-small proposal to tax the rich, and far too many Democrats oppose the measure. While disappointing, that’s to be expected. Read More

Organizing for Power: Workers Rising Everywhere!

Organizing for Power (O4P) is a free online training and networking program for organizers worldwide. More than 10,000 workers from 6 continents and 70 countries have joined O4P trainings in the past 18 months. Workers Rising Everywhere is the fourth training in the O4P series led by labor organizer and educator Jane McAlevey, and hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. Read More

Blowout in Bessemer: A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign - The warning signs of defeat were everywhere

The NLRB announced the results of the vote on whether workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., would join a union. It’s bad news, but it doesn’t mean workers in future Amazon campaigns won’t or can’t win. They can. The results were not surprising, however, for reasons that have more to do with the approach used in the campaign itself more than any other factor. You can also listen to me discuss Bessemer on The Nation podcast. Read More

Smithfield Foods - A Huge Success You’ve Hardly Heard About

Pertinent to the vote by Amazon workers in Alabama, the workers at Smithfield struggle to unionize is a lesson for all. That almost no workers elsewhere know this story is a travesty. An excerpt from my No Shortcuts book, this chapter demonstrates how motivation and strategy may have more to do with failure and success across all sectors of workers than previously thought. Read More

Unions Must Recommit to Expanding Their Base

Unions need to expand their base if Democrats are to stand any real chance in the future; simultaneously, they need to provide deep political education, especially when the right wing and the Trump forces continue to mobilize. Read More