This is my first “Ask Labor Jane” column at Jacobin magazine. “I’m twenty-eight years old, and I recently quit my job to dedicate myself to organizing. I’ve been volunteering with a few different organizations to try to get a sense for who’s doing good work and where I might fit in…” Read More
On August 24, at midnight, 20,000 AT&T workers walked off the job. Big strikes are surprising enough in the post-Reagan era, but this one spanned nine of the 13 states that once made up the Confederacy. 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