On Monday November 17th author and trade union activist Jane McAlevey was in conversation with Siobhán O’Donoghue about her book Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell). In her book, McAlevey describes her experiences in the labour movement organising bold, large scale campaigns in right to work Nevada and elsewhere in the U.S., rebuilding the labour movement into a winning movement. McAlevey’s experiences organising in the student, environmental justice and union movement reflect her central belief that meaningful change can only come with “whole-worker organising” that puts ordinary people at the center of their own struggle, in their workplaces and in their communities.
What lessons can we learn from her experiences in building worker power? How can we apply them to Ireland today?
This event is sponsored by Mandate Trade Union, Communication Workers Union and IBOA The Finance Union.
In association with the Departement of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin.