The labor movement has to be central to winning a Green New Deal and reversing climate change. Recent labor victories show how we can do just that, from the ground up, and quickly. Read the article here » Read More
In 2018, after the West Virginia educators showed how to get a serious strike done, I was asked to make a presentation in NYC at New York University, to talk about the power of strikes. In that discussion, I invoked John Steuben, and, his ground breaking manual, written almost 100 years ago, on how to run and win a strike. Read More
Why we support Question 1: Barbara Madeloni, former head of the MA teachers union, and I wrote an opinion piece on why MA voters should vote yes to a ballot initiative on nurse safe staffing.
“On Question 1, women who do the hands-on work in hospitals have amassed a formidable body of real-world experience, of longitudinal studies, of extensively researched data on the benefits of safe patient limits. The opinions of the organization representing 70 percent of all registered nurses in this state are strong, but the evidence that backs them is stronger still. Read More
Because the very tactics long used against workers in workplace elections have now been exported to the broader electoral arena, it’s important to understand three lessons about how to win by those of us who continue to achieve victory even when faced with a ruthless, break-all-the-rules, determined opposition. Read the piece in the New York Times » Read More
Last Friday, August 31st, after seven full days of school-by-school votes in over 950 schools, educators voted overwhelmingly to authorize their first strike in nearly thirty (30) years. Read the full article on In These Times here » Read More