Interviews Archives - Jane McAlevey

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Jane McAlevey on Amazon Workers’ Next Big Battles and Margo Jefferson on “Constructing a Nervous System”: On this week's podcast, we discuss what the Amazon workers have to do next—and how they should do it.

The Amazon workers on Staten Island have won a historic victory—but now they must prepare to strike, and to win support for their strike from the community power structure. Nation strikes correspondent Jane McAlevey explains why, and how. Listen here >> Or wherever you get your podcasts. Read More

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From Amazon to Starbucks, America is Unionizing. Will Politics Catch Up?: A debate on how unions build power today and whether politicians - particularly Democrats - are still behind them.

  On this New York Times podcast, “The Argument,” Jane Coaston asks two leading labor voices in America to debate the current role of unions, how the watershed vote at an Amazon warehouse is changing their work and whether Democrats have failed workers. Liz Shuler is the president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. Read More

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Amazon’s NYC Warehouse Workers Vote to Unionize: Jane McAlevey discusses the vote and what comes next.

In a vote that came down to 2,654 votes in favor to 2,131 against unionization, New York City’s warehouse Amazon workers become the first in the nation to unionize. Jane McAlevey and Gwynne Hogan, reporter for WNYC and Gothamist, discuss the vote and what comes next.   Read More

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Starbucks Union, Amazon, and a Year of Worker Unrest: Jane McAlevey discusses the strikes across the US in 2021 and more

Labor organizer and author Jane McAlevey discusses the strikes and unrest across the US in 2021, the recent Starbucks unionization, the Amazon union recount in Bessemer, and how the labor movement can flex its muscle under a Biden presidency. &; Read More