2015-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, Labor & Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
2010-2015 PhD, Sociology, City University of New York, Graduate Center
1988 BA, State University of New York at Buffalo (degree conferred June 2009)
2021 John Commerford Labor Education Award, New York Labor History Association
2014–2015 American Association of University Women, American Dissertation Fellow
2010–2015 Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship, Graduate Center, CUNY
2015 Best Graduate Student Paper, Labor Section, American Sociological Association
2019– Senior Policy Fellow, Labor Center, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley
2019– Strikes Correspondent, The Nation Magazine
2009–2019 Labor Consultant
2010–2015 Doctoral Student, Graduate Center, CUNY
2002–2008 Service Employees International Union:
International Executive Board (Elected), 2007–2008
Executive Director (Chief Negotiator), Nevada, 2004–2008
National Deputy Director for Strategic Campaigns, Healthcare, 2002–2004
2002 Adjunct Professor, School for Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
1999–2003 Teacher, Summer Institute for Labor Relations, Cornell University
1997–2001 Senior National Organizer, AFL-CIO
Director, Stamford Organizing Project, AFL-CIO
1994–1997 Senior Program Officer, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program
1991–1994 Director, Program on Globalization, Highlander Research and Education Center
1988–1991 Director, Environmental Project on Central America, Earth Island Institute
Books and Reports
Turning the Tables: Participation and Power in Negotiations (with Abby Lawlor), UC Berkeley Labor Center, 2021. Reviewed in The Nation.
Macht. Gemeinsame Sache, VSA: Verlag, 2021. [German translation of A Collective Bargain]
A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing and the Fight for Democracy, Harper Collins, 2020. Reviewed in The New Yorker, Poverty & Public Policy, Bookforum, The Nation, Publisher’s Weekly, Jacobin, New Labor Forum, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Isthmus, Business Insider, Real Change, The Christian Century, and elsewhere.
Keine halben Sachen: Machtaufbau durch Organizing, VSA: Verlag, 2019. [German translation of No Shortcuts] Reviewed in Luxemburg, Magazin, Organisieren Kämpfen Gewinnen, express, Lernen in Kampf, and elsewhere.
No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, Oxford University Press, 2016. Reviewed in The Journal of Politics (Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, 2019), Harper’s, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Community Development Journal, Education Forum, Education, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Monitor, The Nation, The Boston Globe, In These Times, Our Times, Jacobin, The Indypendant, Real Change, Paste Magazine, and elsewhere.
Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell), Verso, 2012. Reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly, The Nation, New Labor Forum, Jacobin, CounterFire, Look Left, Socialist Worker, and elsewhere.
“The Strike as the Ultimate Structure Test,” Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy 2, no. 3 (Fall 2018): 122–135.
“The Crisis of New Labor and Alinsky’s Legacy: Revisiting the Role of the Organic Grassroots Leaders in Building Powerful Organizations and Movements,” Politics and Society 43, no. 3 (September 2015): 415–441.
“It Takes a Community: Building Unions from the Outside In,” New Labor Forum 12, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 23–32.
Book Chapters (Refereed = *)
“Relearning the Super Majority Strike.” In Strike for the Common Good, edited by Rebecca Kolins Given and Amy Schrager Lang, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020, 209–217.*
“Forging New Class Solidarities: Organizing Hospital Workers.” In Transforming Classes, Socialist Register, edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo, London: Merlin Press, 2015, 318–335.
“The High-Touch Model: Make the Road New York’s Participatory Approach to Immigrant Organizing.” In New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement, edited by Ruth Milkman and Ed Ott, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014, 173–188.
“Don’t Mobilize, Organize!” In Start Making Sense: Turning the Lessons of Election 2004 into Winning Progressive Politics, edited by Don Hazen and Lakshmi Chaudhry, San Francisco: AlterNet Books, 2005, 204–206.
“How Workers Can Win in 2022: They Need to Create a Crisis in Order to Turn this Country Around,” The Nation, December 27, 2021.
“Sag mir, wo du stehst! [Which side are you on?]” jungeWelt, July 14, 2021.
“Labor Needs an Outside Strategy: Only Worker Power Can Make Good on the Promises of the Biden Administration,” Dissent Magazine, July 13, 2021.
“Jane McAlevey on the Union Defeat at Amazon,” Interview with Doug Henwood, Jacobin, May 6, 2021.
“Absehbare Niederlage,” Luxemburg Gesellschaftsansalyse, April 20, 2021 [German translation of “Blowout in Bessemer”].
“Blowout in Bessemer: A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign,” The Nation, April 9, 2021.
“Silicon Valley’s Offer of Sectoral Bargaining Is a Trick,” The Nation, March 3, 2021.
“Why Unions Must Recommit to Expanding Their Base,” The Nation, January 4, 2021.
“Working People Dragged Joe Biden Over the Finish Line,” The Nation, November 12, 2020.
“Short of a General Strike, How Can Labor Stop Trump From Stealing the Election?” The Nation, October 20, 2020.
“Getting Out of Tight Corners,” The New York Review of Books, October 19, 2020.
“Biden Needs to Talk About Jobs on Labor Day. And Every Day.” The Nation, September 4, 2020.
“We Really Need to Tax the Rich,” The Nation, June 2, 2020.
“Celebrating May Day Starts by Taking Workers Seriously,” The Nation, May 1, 2020.
“Bernie Sanders: Now More than Ever,” The Nation, March 11, 2020.
“How to Organize Your Friends and Family on Thanksgiving,” Jacobin, November 27, 2019.
“Ask Labor Jane: Can We Stick to the Union but Keep Our Independence?” Jacobin, October 29, 2019.
“Workers Are Not Your Props,” The Nation, October 23, 2019.
“Chicago’s Teachers Are Making History. Again.” The Nation, October 15, 2019.
“Ask Labor Jane: How Can We Organize Worried Immigrant Workers?” Jacobin, October 7, 2019.
“The Path to Climate Justice Runs Through the UAW Strike,” The Nation, September 23, 2019.
“Striking GM Workers Deserve Our Support,” The Nation, September 16, 2019.
“Ask Labor Jane: How Can We Build Industrial Unionism in Education and Health Care?” Jacobin, September 16, 2019.
“Ask Labor Jane: ‘I Quit My Job to Dedicate Myself to Organizing. What Now?’” Jacobin, September 2, 2019.
“Strike! Unbreakable Human Solidarity Is What We Need,” The Nation, September 2, 2019.
“Organizing to Win a Green New Deal,” Jacobin, March 26, 2019.
“Why We Support Question 1: The Facts Support a Vote for Nurse Staffing Minimums,” CommonWealth Magazine, October 29, 2018.
“Three Lessons for Winning in November and Beyond: What Union Organizers Can Teach Democrats,” The New York Times, October 10, 2018.
“In a Historic Move, Los Angeles Educators Vote to Strike,” In These Times, August 31, 2018.
“Teachers are Leading the Revolt Against Austerity” The Nation, May 9, 2018.
“The West Virginia Education Strike Shows that Winning Big Requires Creating a Crisis (on the front cover),” The Nation, March 12, 2018.
“From #MeToo to Real Women’s Liberation,” In These Times, December 27, 2017.
“This Massachusetts Nurses’ Union Is Reviving the Strike,” The Nation, July 19, 2017.
“The Distractor-in-Chief: Trump Counts on Media Falling for His Off-the-Wall Tweets and Failing to Focus on What Matters,” AlterNet, March 6, 2017.
“We’ve Got Some Big Lessons to Learn from Recent Political Victories,” AlterNet, November 13, 2016.
“We Need Syriza in Illinois,” The Nation, February 16, 2015.
“Labor’s Only Real Choice: Beating Harris v. Quinn and Right-to-Work Attacks from the Inside Out,” The Nation, July 2, 2014.
“Harris v. Quinn: Separate, and Not Equal,” AlterNet, July 2, 2014.
“Organizing as Whole People,” Open Democracy, September 24, 2013.
“What Angelina Jolie Didn’t Tell You About Breast Cancer and That Gene,” AlterNet, May 30, 2013.
“Make the Road New York: Success Through ‘Love and Agitation,’” The Nation, May 31, 2013.
“Lessons From Wisconsin” (with Bill Fletcher, Jr.), The Nation, June 26, 2012.
“Unions and Environmentalists: Get It Together!” The Nation, April 18, 2012.
“Labor’s Last Stand,” The Nation, February 16, 2011.
“Making Unions Matter Again,” The Nation, December 2, 2010.
“It Takes a Community: Building Unions from the Outside In,” New Labor Forum, May 8, 2003.
“War Against People and Environment” (with Florence Gardner), Z Magazine, January 1, 1990.
“Starbucks Union, Amazon, and a Year of Worker Unrest,” Interview with Jen Pan and Paul Prescod, Jacobin Radio, December 15, 2021.
“Respecting the Genius of Ordinary People,” Interview with Paul Jay, “Reality Asserts Itself,” theAnalysis.news, November 23, 2021.
“Get Organized to Win!” Interview with Paul Jay, “Reality Asserts Itself,” theAnalysis.news, November 17, 2021.
“All About Striketober,” Interview with Brian Lehrer, The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, October 26, 2021.
“Everything You Need to Know About ‘Striketober,’” Interview with NBC LX, October 18, 2021.
“Labor Fights Back Against Inequality With 176 Strikes Launched So Far This Year,” Interview with Ian Masters, Background Briefing, October 18, 2021.
“Jane McAlevey,” Interview with Amanda Tattersall, Changemaker Chats, September 21, 2021.
“Eine starke Gewerkschaft ist der einzige Weg im Kampf gegen den Faschismus [A Strong Union is the Only Way in the Fight Against Fascism,” Interview with Simon Poelchau, Neues Deutschland, August 30, 2021.
“Unions Are a Pain in the Ass. Yet We Have No Choice but to Build Good Unions,” Interview with Samuel Fleischman and Wen Zhuang, Jacobin, May 22, 2021.
“Lessons From the Amazon Union Failure in Alabama,” Interview with Brian Lehrer, The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, April 28, 2021.
“How the Bessemer Story Got the Wind Knocked Out of It,” Interview with Brooke Gladstone, On the Media, WNYC, April 16, 2021.
“Organizing at Amazon: What Went Wrong?” Interview with Jon Wiener, “Start Making Sense,” The Nation, April 15, 2021.
“‘We Need to Give the Workers a Fair Shot’: Jane McAlevey on What Went Wrong in Amazon Union Vote,” Interview with Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, April 12, 2021.
“‘There Is No Other Way To Do Our Work’: Jane McAlevey on Relational Organizing,” Interview with Dawn Wolfe, Blue Tent, February 18, 2021.
“How the Pandemic Changed Our Working Lives,” Interview with Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen, “Belabored,” Dissent Magazine, December 18, 2020.
“Labor, the Election, and the Biden Term to Come,” Interview with Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, November 18, 2020.
“What Do the Election Results Reveal About The State Of The Country?” Interview with Rose Aguilar, Your Call, KALW, November 9, 2020.
“Jane McAlevey’s Post-Election Marching Orders,” Interview with Meagan Day and Micah Uetrecht, Jacobin Radio, November 1, 2020.
“It’s Not Enough to Fight—Labor and the Left Have to Be Serious About How to Win,” Interview with Eric Blanc, Jacobin, October 19, 2020.
“Jacobin Magazine’s Weekends,” Interview with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila, Jacobin, September 12, 2020.
“In ‘A Collective Bargain,’ Jane McAlevey Envisions a Pro-Worker Supermajority,” Interview with Kate Gonzales, San Francisco Chronicle, September 4, 2020.
“The Left in Lockdown,” Interview with Liza Featherstone, May 17, 2020.
“Why Workers are Walking Out,” Interview with Brian Lehrer, The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, May 1, 2020.
“Wir müssen die Gewerkschaften erneuern [We must rebuild the unions],” Interview with Jörg Meyer, Neues Deutschland, April 30, 2020.
“How to Start a Successful Strike during Crisis,” Interview with Jimmy Dore, The Jimmy Dore Show, April 24, 2020.
“How Should the Left Movement Flex its Power?” Interview with Nomiki Konst, The Nomiki Show, April 24, 2020.
“It’s About F*cking Winning,” Interview with Michael Moore, Rumble with Michael Moore, April 8, 2020.
“Hot & Bothered: Building Power, with Naomi Klein, Jane McAlevey, and Julian Brave NoiseCat,” Podcast Interview, Dissent Magazine, April 1, 2020.
“Labor Organizer Jane McAlevey on How the Left Builds Power All Wrong,” Interview with Ezra Klein, The Ezra Klein Show, Vox, March 17, 2020.
“Jane McAlevey: We Desperately Need a Mass Strike Against the Billionaire Class,” Interview with Mindy Isser, In These Times, March 17, 2020.
“The Climate Movement Doesn’t Know How to Talk with Union Members about Green Jobs,” Interview with Alleen Brown, The Intercept, March 9, 2020.
“Why Are Workers Struggling? Because Labor Law Is Broken,” by Emily Bazelon, New York Times Magazine, February 23, 2020.
“2020 and Workers,” Interview with Brian Lehrer, The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, February 22, 2020.
“Are You Serious About Winning?” Interview with Francesca Fiorentini and Nato Green, The Bitchuation Room, February 8, 2020.
“Unions, Organizing, & the Fight for Democracy,” Interview with Sam Seder and Nomiki Konst, The Majority Report, January 21, 2020.
“Can Unions Save Democracy? And Will Millionaires Help?” Interview with Jim Cuddy, America’s Democrats Podcast, January 30, 2020.
“Why Not Try to Fight Back?: PW Talks with Jane McAlevey,” Interview with Justin Jeffryes, Publisher’s Weekly, November 8, 2019.
“It’s Time to Retire the Term ‘Middle Class,’” Interview with Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson, Citations Needed, October 23, 2019.
“Why the Labor Strike Is Back,” Interview with Bryan Schatz, September 30, 2019.
“Too Hot For School: Withdraw Labor and Walk Off the Job,” Interview with Brooke Gladstone, On the Media, WNYC, September 20, 2019.
“Raising Expectations (And Lowering Carbon Emissions),” Interview with Dharna Noor, The Real News Network, September 19, 2019.
“1919–2019: What Would it Take to Build Another General Strike?” Interview, Rank & File Radio, Prairie Edition, July 25, 2019.
“Wir können Amazon schlagen! [We can beat Amazon!]” Interview with Nina Scholz, Die Tageszeitung, March 17, 2019.
“Now It’s North Carolina Teachers’ Turn: How Did We Get Here? What’s Next?” Interview with Anya Kamenetz and Ari Shapiro, NPR, May 15, 2018.
Expert Consultation for Media
“US Business Casts a Wary Eye at the Surging Labor Movement Led by Young and Optimistic Activists,” by Colin Lodewick, Fortune Magazine, February 24, 2022.
“The Great Resignation Comes for Schools,” by Myah Ward, Politico, January 7, 2022.
“Climate Change Is a Generational Conflict. That Means the Holidays Could Get Really Heated,” by Liza Featherstone, December 21, 2021.
“St. Anthony: COVID Working Conditions, Income Insecurity Spur ‘Striketober,’” by Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune, October 30, 2021.
“Strike Support: What Is It and How You Can Help Striking Workers,” by Jacqui Germain, Teen Vogue, September 29, 2021.
“How Labor Can Win at the Bargaining Table,” by Sam Gindin, The Nation, July 8, 2021.
“Are We Entering a New Political Era?” by Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, May 24, 2021.
“The Ascent of Sara Nelson, Workers’ Great Hope,” by Morgan Clendaniel, Fast Company, May 1, 2021.
“Labor Has a Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity. Now Is Not the Time for Moderation,” by Alex N. Press, Jacobin, April 29, 2021.
“Why Are Freelancers Organizing Against the PRO Act?” by Alex Press, The New Republic, March 26, 2021.
“Why Amazon Insisted On An In-Person Union Election During A Raging Pandemic,” by Dave Jamieson, Huffpost, February 5, 2021.
“‘Lazy,’ ‘Money-Oriented,’ ‘Single Mother’: How Union-Busting Firms Compile Dossiers on Employees,” by Lauren Kaori Gurley, Motherboard by Vice, January 5, 2021.
“Tesla Gave Workers Permission to Stay Home Rather Than Risk Getting COVID-19. Then It Sent Termination Notices,” by Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, June 25, 2020.
“Columbia Sportswear Sought to Crush a Warehouse Union Drive as the Pandemic Approached,” by Alleen Brown, The Intercept, May 20, 2020.
“One Hospital System’s Response to Covid-19? Union-Busting,” by P.E. Moskowitz, The Nation, May 11, 2020.
“‘This is life or death’: Workers at Amazon, Target, Instacart hold nationwide strike on International Workers Day,” by Max Zahn, Yahoo! Finance, May 1, 2020.
“Election 2020: The Pandemic Changes Everything,” by Edward Lempinen, Berkeley News, April 30, 2020.
“Whole Foods, Amazon, and Instacart: The Coronavirus Crisis Could Be a ‘Watershed Moment’ for Unions,” by Keya Vakil, COURIER, March 31, 2020.
“California—State of the Unions?” by Kate Gonzales, Sacramento News & Review, March 26, 2020.
“Why Are Workers Struggling? Because Labor Law Is Broken,” by Emily Bazelon, New York Times Magazine, February 23, 2020.
“Workers Are Fired Up. But Union Participation Is Still on the Decline, New Statistics Show,” by Eli Rosenberg, Washington Post, January 23, 2020.
“In Washington, United Steelworkers Talk Messaging and Lobbying,” by Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 31, 2019.
“Chicago Teachers Are Carrying the Torch of Decades of Militant Worker Struggles,” by Sarah Lazare, In These Times, October 29, 2019.
“Are Unions Back? GM, Chicago Teacher Strikes Show How Unions Can Start Winning Again,” by Chris Woodyard, USA Today, October 18, 2019.
“Labor Disputes Across Oregon Heat Up on Labor Day,” by Jeff Manning, The Oregonian, September 1, 2019.
“Here’s Where the 2020 Candidates Stand on Labor,” by Jeremy Gantz, In These Times, July 15, 2020.
Profiles of My Work
“Jane McAlevey’s Vision for the Future of American Labor,” by Eleni Schirmer, The New Yorker, June 10, 2020.
“Jane McAlevey—Winning in Conditions of Extreme Adversity,” In The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority, by D.D. Guttenplan, New York: Seven Stories Press, 2018, Chapter One.
“Lean Out: Feminist Struggles are Labor Struggles,” by Dayna Tortorici, Harper’s, November 2017.
“Reviving the Labor Movement By Letting Women Lead,” by Bryce Covert, January 10, 2014.
“New Face of Labor has Heart, Drive,” by J. Patrick Coolican, Las Vegas Sun, December 10, 2006.
“With Justice for All?” by Greg Donaldson, Fast Company, August 31, 2000.
“In 15 Mug Shots, a Model of Disobedience,” by Robin Finn, New York Times, November 9, 2000.
Invited Lectures, Book Talks, and Conference Presentations (University)
“Turning the Tables: Transparent, Big, and Open Bargaining Study Group,” Facilitation, UC Berkeley Labor Center, February 8, 15, and 22, 2022.
“Turning the Tables: Transparent, Big, and Open Bargaining Report Release & Panel Discussion,” Panel Presentation, UC Berkeley Labor Center, May 6, 2021.
“Honoree Address,” New York Labor History Association’s 35th Annual John Commerford Labor Education Awards, NYHLA, New York, December 2021.
“Keynote Lecture,” Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, September 2021.
“Philadelphia Case Study: Building and Sustaining the Power to Win,” Guest Lecture, Harvard University Program on Leadership, Cambridge, MA, April 2021.
“Unions as Democracy Defenders,” The Annual Arnold Amber Memorial Lecture, Ryerson University, Toronto, April 2021.
“As Go Unions, So Goes the Republic: Participation & Democracy at Work, in the Community, and at the Ballot Box,” Guest Lecture, Center for the Study of Law and Society Speaker Series, UC Berkeley, March 2021.
“On Power and Participation: Building Democracy in Uncertain Times,” Presidential Keynote Panel Presentation, American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 2020.
“Worker Power Pre- and During Covid,” Guest Lecture, Harvard University Program on Leadership, Cambridge, MA, April 2020.
“A Collective Bargain,” Book Talk, UC Berkeley Labor Center, February 2020.
“The Interaction Effect: The Power to Win Requires the Interaction of Leadership and Skill,” Address and Panel, Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, University of Manchester, UK, April 2019.
“On Power and Participation: Building Democracy in Uncertain Times,” Havens-Wright Fellow Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, November 2019.
“As Go Unions, So Goes the Republic,” Havens-Wright Fellow Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, November 2019.
“Designing a Green New Deal,” Plenary Panel with Naomi Klein and Julian Brave NoiseCat, Designing a Green New Deal conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, September 2019.
“The Strike as Structure Test: Winning Big Against Strong Opponents Requires Creating a Crisis,” Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, University of Manchester, UK, March 2018.
“Building High Participation Unions,” Lecture, Boalt Law School, UC Berkeley, April 2018.
“The Strike as Structure Test,” Lecture, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, April 2018.
“Marx, Mead, Methods and Mechanisms,” Paper Presentation, Alternative Futures and Popular Protest Conference, University of Manchester, UK, March 2016.
“The Central Role of Worker Agency,” Presentation, Invited Session Panel, American Sociological Association, Seattle, August 2016.
“The Biggest Union Success You’ve Never Heard Of,” Paper Presentation, Labor Section Panel, American Sociological Association, Chicago, August 2015.
“Lessons from the Chicago Teachers Union Strike,” Paper Presentation, Alternative Futures and Popular Protest Conference, University of Manchester, UK, March 2015.
“Building Power in the New Millennium,” Guest Lecture, Harvard University Trade Union Program, Cambridge, MA, January 2015.
“Building High Participation Organizations, Mobilizing v. Organizing,” Keynote Speech, the Parkland Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, November 2014.
“Organizing, Mobilizing, What’s the Difference?” Paper Presentation, Historical Materialism Conference, University of London, London, England, November 2014.
“The Crisis of New Labor and Alinsky’s Legacy,” Paper Presentation, Labor Section Panel, American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 2014.
“Organic Grassroots Leaders and Alinsky’s Legacy,” Paper Presentation, Politics & Protest Workshop, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, March 2014.
“Leaders, Organizing and Mobilizing,” Paper Presentation, Alternative Futures and Popular Protest Conference, University of Manchester, UK, March 2014.
“The High-Touch Model in Immigrant Organizing,” Paper Presentation, Eastern Sociological Society Conference, Baltimore, February 2014.
Discussant for Paper by John Krinsky and Paul Getsos, “We Just Need to Go Eygpt on their Ass! The Articulation of Labor and Community Organizing in New York City with Occupy Wall Street,” Politics & Protest Workshop, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, March 2012.
Discussant for Paper by Olena Nikolayenko, “Youth Movements and Elections in Non-Democracies,” Politics & Protest Workshop, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, November 2012.
Selected Popular Education Presentations (Community)
“When Debt is Power,” Panel Presentation, Jobs with Justice SF, San Francisco, February 16, 2022.
“The Power of a Strike – New Yorker and Ars Technica Unions: Panel on Organizing Tactics That Workers Use to Build Power in the Workplace,” Panel Presentation, NewsGuild-CWA, April 26, 2021.
“Fundamentals of Organizing,” Opening Plenary, National Undergraduate Worker Convention, Online, September 13, 2020.
“A Collective Bargain,” Book Talk with Alex Caputo-Pearl, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, UTLA, January 2020.
“A Collective Bargain,” Book Talk with Sara Nelson, Politics and Prose Bookstore, January 2020.
“A Collective Bargain,” Book Talk, Caucus of Rank and File Educators Convention, Chicago, January 2020.
“A Collective Bargain,” Book Talk with Astra Taylor, The Nation Magazine, New York, January 2020.
“Strike! Discovering Our Power,” Invited Lecture, Howard Zinn Book Fair, City College of San Francisco, December 2019.
“Building High Participation Unions,” Keynote Speech, Unifor National Organizing Conference, Montreal, August 2015.
“Power is Through Participation,” Speech, National Union of Professional & General Employees (NUPGE), Toronto, August 2015.
“Gender and Power in Healthcare Organizing,” Keynote Speech, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, Annual Convention, Philadelphia, April 2015.