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UAW strike picket line

What’s at Stake in the UAW Strike: With so much riding on the outcome, it’s time for labor and its supporters—from the White House to the grass roots—to play for keeps.

For the current strike to move us forward, workers need to lay the foundation for more power: more control over technology in the workplace, and better terms for building a broader base of power among newly organized workers. The billionaires and their Republicans will try their best to set the terms of this fight in their favor, as they have with their Supreme Court and their Electoral College. Read More

Writers & SAG members demonstrating

Labor Unions Latest -The Brian Lehrer Show: Jane McAlevey talks about labor news, including the latest on the WGA and SAG AFTRA strikes and the UAW negotiations, and the overall state of organized labor today.

Jane McAlevey, organizer, senior policy fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, columnist at The Nation and co-author of Rules to Win By: Power and Participation in Union Negotiations (Oxford University Press, 2023), talks about labor news, including the latest on the WGA and SAG AFTRA strikes and the UAW negotiations, and the overall state of organized labor today. Read More

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The NLRB’s Recent Decisions Are Good News for Workers: But while both are worth celebrating, there are still no shortcuts to the hard organizing work needed to win life-changing contracts.

It’s important to take the right lessons from this dynamic moment: The hard work of building durable worker power and organization can’t ease up just because it seems like, officially, it should be getting easier. The hard work of building durable worker power and organization can’t ease up just because it seems like, officially, it should be getting easier. Read More

Labor protests in LA

How workers can demand — and win — more: Shun gag orders and seek transparency, labor organizer Jane McAlevey says.

LA Times interview with Jane about how workers can win more–focusing on lessons from Rules to Win By: Power & Participation in Union Negotiations, her new book, written with with Abby Lawlor. Read the interview here >> Read More