Books
Raising Expectations chronicles my own campaigns; No Shortcuts highlights the brilliant work done by others in the new millennium.

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No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

Income inequality has reached levels not seen since the 1920s. Labor unions’ membership is in decline, and popular opinion has turned against them. Promising movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter lack an organized base, and therefore are unable to build the power to effect meaningful change. Why do progressives in the United States keep losing on so many issues, and what is to be done?

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Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement

The Nation Magazine calls Raising Expectations the Most Valuable Book of 2012! Most Valuable Book: Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement A veteran labor organizer whose tactics have earned her admiration and condemnation McAlevey pulls no punches. She says of the current moment: The only crisis, the only fiscal cliff in this country that anybody, especially the labor movement, should be talking about is the fiscal cliff that Wall Street forced every American worker to walk off in 2008.

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