Class Struggle Archives - Jane McAlevey

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How the Pandemic Changed Our Working Lives: Rebecca Dixon, Bill Fletcher Jr., and Jane McAlevey look back on 2020

DISSENT magazine gathered their favorite thinkers on labor and unions for a live recording of their 212th episode. With the help of Jane McAlevey, Bill Fletcher Jr., and Rebecca Dixon, they look back on 2020, a tumultuous year for workers. Read More

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It’s Not Enough to Fight — Labor and the Left Have to Be Serious About How to Win: An Interview with Jane McAlevey

It’s so important to teach the difference between organizing and mobilizing, and to focus on teaching the skills required to move the hardest-to-move people in order to bring about the kind of solidarity and unity required for a successful strike… The methods and the discipline of structure-based organizing in the workplace apply generally to building a stronger Left. Read More

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Can America be great again?: Book review - ‘A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy’

“The bulk of the book is a kind of primer, with extensive examples about how unions work, how to run a successful organizing campaign, and how to win a strike by building unity within the workplace and support in the surrounding community.” Read More

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Redistributing power—one labor victory at a time: Jane McAlevey’s survey of labor unions shows that organizing and strikes still work

  …This illustrates an essential point in McAlevey’s analysis: unions not only redistribute wealth, they redistribute power. We know this, she writes, because corporate executives have fought so hard to destroy them. Read More