Mobilizing Archives - Jane McAlevey

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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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You Better Work! How the mood in Bessemer, Alabama turned from optimism to defeat: Jane McAlevey on the Amazon workers union vote

I appreciate @onthemedia for hosting this important conversation about the critical distinction between “didn’t win” and “can’t win” in Bessemer, Alabama. The conditions in this country are absurdly unfair. Of course it shouldn’t be so hard for workers to form a union. The segment with my interview begins about 22 minutes in. 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