Jane McAlevey’s Vision for the Future of American Labor
"A Collective Bargain" - New Yorker Magazine Review

teachers in Los Angeles on strike

When teachers in Los Angeles went on strike, in January of 2019, they won the things they demanded within six days.Photograph by Scott Heins / Getty

McAlevey’s work taps into something that many of us have felt and known to be true: the unshakeable force of solidarity, and the fears we must face in order to claim this power.

Her latest book argues that systematic grassroots organizing is the key to repairing today’s ravaged democracy. It is a glossier, more generalized account than her previous works, but its publication marks the arrival of her core ideas into the liberal mainstream.

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