Class Struggle Archives - Jane McAlevey

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A Conversation about the Current UC strike and more: Union organizer and on-strike UC Academic Researcher Jane McAlevey and UC Labor Historian Nelson Lichtenstein

[NOTE that the actual conversation begins at minute 14:50] Nelson Lichtenstein and I 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 (I am one of the 48,000 on strike!). Read More

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The People’s Guide To Power: The Power Of Labor: How Labor Movements Are Involved In Our Political System

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about how organized labor fits into our political landscape. Organized Labor And The Working Families Party Labor unions represent workers in conversations with their employers. Can a political party represent workers in our government? Sochie Nnaemeka, director of the New York Working Families Party, talks about some of the policies and politics behind the party’s agenda. Read More

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Get Organized to Win! – Jane McAlevey: Paul Jay's extensive multi-part interview with Jane McAlevey

One of the world’s leading “organizers’ organizer” Jane McAlevey has trained thousands of activists in building more militant unions and winning electoral organizing; she sees the fight for effective unions as critical to winning transformative climate policy. Jane tells her story to Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself. Transcripts can be found at theAnalysys.news Read More

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Jane McAlevey on Background Briefing with Ian Masters: Labor Fights Back Against Inequality With 176 Strikes Launched So Far This Year

Ian Masters and Jane McAlevey discuss the uptick in strikes across the country taking place with 176 launched this year so far and what is behind this post-Covid release of pressure in workplaces as billionaires make record profits and the cost of living rises.  Read More