Unions Archives - Jane McAlevey

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UAW And The New Era Of Labor Empowerment w/ Jane McAlevey: Jane McAlevey explores what we can learn from the UAW’s incredible militancy, and addresses the biggest errors she sees facing modern unionization attempts.

https://janemcalevey.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/The-State-Of-Labor-After-The-UAWs-Victory-_-Jane-McAlevey-_-TMR.m4a Jane McAlevey walks through her insider perspective on the evolution of the labor movement over the last three decades, with the Chicago Teachers Union’s election of Karen Lewis in 2010 marking a major turning point in the raising of worker expectations across the US, planting the seeds for a renaissance of worker action over the next decade, before the Pandemic slammed a brief lid on growing discontent, ramping up the pressure on the working class and resulting in the post-COVID explosion of labor action across the US. Read More

Writers & SAG members demonstrating

Labor Unions Latest -The Brian Lehrer Show: Jane McAlevey talks about labor news, including the latest on the WGA and SAG AFTRA strikes and the UAW negotiations, and the overall state of organized labor today.

Jane McAlevey, organizer, senior policy fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, columnist at The Nation and co-author of Rules to Win By: Power and Participation in Union Negotiations (Oxford University Press, 2023), talks about labor news, including the latest on the WGA and SAG AFTRA strikes and the UAW negotiations, and the overall state of organized labor today. Read More

Labor protests in LA

How workers can demand — and win — more: Shun gag orders and seek transparency, labor organizer Jane McAlevey says.

LA Times interview with Jane about how workers can win more–focusing on lessons from Rules to Win By: Power & Participation in Union Negotiations, her new book, written with with Abby Lawlor. Read the interview here >> Read More