2020 election Archives - Jane McAlevey

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden puts his mask back on after delivering remarks in Wilmington, Delaware on August 13, 2020. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

Biden Needs to Talk About Jobs on Labor Day. And Every Day.: If he does, he just might win in November.

Instead of allowing a deliberate undermining of 21st century essential public services, Biden could stitch together race, gender, jobs, unions, and good government in one powerful speech. For example, he could explain that at union-busting FedEx, workers earn half what their counterparts do at the post office for service that is no better and often worse for higher charges—and that the difference is who gets the income: workers or shareholders? Read More

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It’s About F*cking Winning: Featuring Jane McAlevey

  “Jane McAlevey is a lifetime agitator and shitkicker. So why haven’t you seen her on TV? Why don’t we ever see any of our brightest thinkers and doers in the mainstream media? This is one of reasons I started RUMBLE — to bring brilliant voices like hers to you. Jane and I discuss how we can start creating 2021 now — the world we want to live in, the things we want to change. Read More

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Green New Deals: Climate Movements and Labour Unions: Jane McAlevey on the 2020 election being the first presidential race with climate at its center

Throughout the Democratic primary, the potential loss of good construction and fossil fuel industry jobs has helped prevent moderate Democratic candidates, including frontrunner Joe Biden, from taking policy positions that would aggressively confront the fossil fuel industry and the climate crisis. Whoever opposes Donald Trump in the general election will face a politics of climate denial built on an empty but alluring promise of job security in the oil, gas, and coal industries. Read More

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Jane McAlevey: We Desperately Need a Mass Strike Against the Billionaire Class: An interview about politics and power.

In light of the current class struggle shaping up inside (and outside) the primary, Jane McAlevey’s thoughts on how to make strategic interventions are a breath of fresh air. Read More