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Socialist Worker Reviews Raising Expectations

While much of the labor movement has battened down the hatches and lowered its sights regarding what is possible, as the book’s title indicates, McAlevey calls for raising expectations of what’s possible and what working people are capable of. From the moment McAlevey steps foot in Vegas, she describes a virtual whirlwind of intensely focused and successful organizing and contract campaigns in a series of workplaces. Read More

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Publishers Weekly Reviews Raising Expectations

This rousing memoir of McAlevey’s decade-long experience as a union organizer spares neither the companies nor the union bosses. After success as a union organizer of home health care workers in Stamford, Connecticut, McAlevey was sent to do the same in Pittsburgh. There she ran up against a union executive vice-president who effectively sabotaged her work. Read More

Raising Expectations: Most Valuable Book of 2012, says the Nation magazine!

A veteran labor organizer whose tactics have earned her admiration—and condemnation—McAlevey pulls no punches. That’s the spirit that infuses this memoir/manifesto, which calls for putting the “movement” back into the labor movement. McAlevey argues that unions must make connections to communities and social justice campaigns if they’re going to renew themselves and transform the economy. Read More