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Interview: The Leonard Lopate Radio Show

Today, fewer than 7 percent of American private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the beginning of the 20th century. Union organizer Jane McAlevey looks at the state of the American labor movement and describes her experiences fighting the bosses and national labor leaders. In Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement, she tells the story of a number of dramatic organizing and contract victories, and the unconventional strategies that helped achieve them, and looks at ways to revive the labor movement. Read More

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Interview: What Are The Most Effective Ways For Workers To Organize? on KALW

I talk to Rose Aguilar on Your Call from San Francisco public radio KALW. Listen on the KALW website. On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Jane McAlevey author of “Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement.” She argues that labor can be revived, but only if the movement acknowledges its mistakes and fully commits to deep organizing, militancy, and an approach to workers and their communities that more resembles the campaigns of the 1930s. Read More

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Nation Conversations: Building a Real Blue-Green Alliance

The labor-environmental partnership, or, more colloquially, the blue-green alliance, has fallen into a state of disrepair. Even though pro-union environmentalists and a few unions worked together to fight the Keystone XL pipeline, the two camps ultimately remain divided, to their own detriment. In this episode of Nation Conversations, Jane McAlevey joins executive editor Betsy Reed to identify the failings of both sides and the types of solidarity that could help them combine forces. Read More