Interviews Archives - Page 13 of 16 - Jane McAlevey

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NPR, Public Radio International’s (PRI) To the Point With Warren Olney

I had fun debating some Wall Street types on this nationally broadcast radio show. The way the host ran the show, I don’t come in until each of the other three men have already gone a round or two, but then the debate heats up as I begin to challenge their narrative on unions, and, who wrecked the economy, workers or Wall Street execs. Read More

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A New Interview with Doug Henwood Interview – KPFA

Doug Henwood and I sat down for a interview in early April, 2014, for his show on KPFA called, Behind the News. Doug wanted to talk about my thoughts on everything from the recent UAW defeat in Chattanooga, TN, to the mobilizing among fast food workers and more. Henwood had recently read the new Afterward for the second edition of my book (the softcover release, just out in softcover!). KPFA show page Read More

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The UAW defeat in Chattanooga

The UAW defeat in Chattanooga is only the latest exhibit of why Whole Worker Organizing, and, a theory of worker organizing that understands workers are not just workers, they are mothers, fathers, sisters, members of various houses of faith, involved in sports clubs and their kids schools, etc is urgent if US unions want a credible fight back against very powerful forces. Read More

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Reviving the Labor Movement By Letting Women Lead, Honored to be in this Line Up

How the Rise of Women in Labor Could Save the Movement A new wave of female labor leaders are winning by thinking big. Bryce Covert January 10, 2014 Women have only recently made headway into real positions of power in organized labor, after making slow progress over the movement’s history. These women are bringing new ideas and strategies to labor organizing, many of which are borrowed from the women’s movement—like making the connection between what workers face on the job and what they’re dealing with at home. Read More

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Strength in Union, New Documentary.

A new documentary about the history of the labor movement, called Strength in Union, includes an interview with yours truly. So far, Caesar Pink, the director of the documentary, has interview lots of interesting folks in the US labor movement. Check out the little story TruthOut just wrote about it. My clip starts at 0:43, click here to view. Read More