Jacobin Archives - Jane McAlevey

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In Berlin, Overworked Hospital Staff Went on Strike for a Month — and Won: Medics launched a month long strike that forced hospital management to guarantee minimum staffing levels

The particular conversational technique that worked so well is part of Jane McAlevey’s tool kit for building mass-participation strikes, developed by drawing on the tactics of the radical Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) unions of 1930s America. Read the article >> 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

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Unions Are a Pain in the Ass. Yet We Have No Choice but to Build Good Unions: An interview with Jane McAlevey

  Sam Fleischman and Wen Zhuang, from the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC), spoke with McAlevey ahead of her training series on the rationale behind her Bessemer rebuttal, how union popularity should be matched with the right tools, and how these old and new organizing strategies can work in harmony toward building worker power that can win. Read More

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Jane McAlevey’s Post-Election Marching Orders: Jacobin’s Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht talk to Jane McAlevey about Tuesday's presidential election

Jacobin’s Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht talk to labor strategist and writer Jane McAlevey about Tuesday’s presidential election and what unions and the Left should do to prevent an undemocratic right-wing power grab. Listen to the podcast >> Read More

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Jacobin Magazine’s “Weekends” with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila and guest Jane McAlevey: On YouTube

 “Weekends” features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and left political strategy, featuring interviews with prominent individuals on the left. Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila broadcasted live from the Jacobin Magazine’s YouTube channel with Jane McAlevey as their guest. Jane’s interview begins around 52 minutes into the show. Read More