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Organizing for Power's Core Fundamentals

Organizing for Power’s Core Fundamentals is a skills-based training that takes place on 6 consecutive Wednesdays from the 8th of February until the 15th of March. Each session lasts 2 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

A Conversation about the Current UC strike and more

Nelson Lichtenstein and Jane McAlevey had a conversation online the evening of November 29th. We discussed the history of the UAW first, as he is a top expert on the union and Walter Reuther, and then brought that history forward to inform the current strike by UAW – UC workers (Jane is one of the 48,000 on strike!). Read More

Labor’s Winning Weapon

How workers prepare one another for strikes is crucial to their strength and success—the ATU members ratified a great contract last Thurs. The steps they took to build serious wins, is an example all workers can follow. Two Canadian unions show why the supermajority strike is the key to worker power. Read More

It's Time for Unions to Go On the Offensive

Jacobin’s Jen Pan talks with Jane McAlevey where they discuss the state of the labor movement and how it needs to be far more aggressive in its demands to deal with our mounting political and economic crises, including inflation, the U.S. Supreme Court, failure of the national unions to respond, and much more. 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

In Berlin, Overworked Hospital Staff Went on Strike for a Month — and Won

Medics launched a month long strike that forced hospital management to guarantee minimum staffing levels.The particular conversational technique that worked so well is part of Jane McAlevey’s tool kit for building mass-participation strikes, developed by drawing on the tactics of the radical Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) unions of 1930s America. Read More