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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

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

How the Pandemic Changed Our Working Lives

DISSENT magazine gathered their favorite thinkers on labor and unions for a live recording of their 212th episode. With the help of Jane McAlevey, Bill Fletcher Jr., and Rebecca Dixon, they look back on 2020, a tumultuous year for workers. Read More

Getting Out of Tight Corners

Anyone who thinks civil unrest isn’t coming on November 3 isn’t paying attention. The most important lessons from Florida in 2000 and Germany in 2019 have a common thread: ordinary people need to be willing to defy Democratic Party leadership, and even some trade union leadership, to save the country from an even worse misery. Read More