Media Coverage
Changing the narrative is never enough. But positive coverage helps.

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News with Sharmini Peries

I like the team at the Real News Network, pity they can’t replace Fox News! This interview is about Scott Walker’s decision to flip Wisconsin to a right-to-work (for less) state. The interview was conducted just before the actual decision, but it was all but done. I trace the connection between Jim Crow and racism and right-to-work (for less) laws. Read More

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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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Look Left Reviews Raising Expectations

It’s easy to become disillusioned with the state of the labour movement. With unions immersed in rearguard actions and membership often seen as little more than an insurance policy, it’s fair to say that they are not the fighting organisations called for by the circumstances. It’s instructive, then, to look at what unions can be and can do in the present day. Read More

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A Discerning Review of the New Edition of Raising Expectations (& Raising Hell)

Sam Gindin wrote a really thoughtful review of Raising Expectations (& Raising Hell). It is hard to pick out any one paragraph, but I keep coming back to a key one near the end of his piece, where he says, “In this context, McAlevey’s book is timely and desperately needed because it convincingly demonstrates that the problem is not in the stars, but in ourselves. 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!). Read More