Interviews Archives - Jane McAlevey

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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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It’s Time for Unions to Go On the Offensive: Unions need to be far more aggressive in their demands to deal with our mounting political and economic crises

Jacobin’s Jen Pan talks with Jane McAlevey where they discuss the state of the labor movement and how it needs to be far more aggressive in its demands to deal with our mounting political and economic crises, including inflation, the U.S. Supreme Court, failure of the national unions to respond, and much more. Read More

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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