Writing Archive - Page 5 of 7 - Jane McAlevey
When organizers with experience in the field write, we focus on how the work gets done, and how to win.

The Nation: Make the Road New York: Success Through ‘Love and Agitation’

Make the Road New York was formed in 2007, when the Brooklyn-based Make the Road by Walking and the Queens-based Latin American Integration Center merged, forming the largest nonunion immigrant membership organization in New York City. Today, with 12,600 dues-paying members, MRNY is a unique amalgam of worker center, legal clinic, citizenship school, mutual aid society, policy shop, protest factory and church. Read More

Social Policy: Hard Bargaining in Las Vegas Hospitals

The Desert Springs contract had now expired. This was a big deal. Under U.S. labor law, when a contract expires, four dangerous things happen: workers can strike; the employer can lock workers out; the employer can stop collecting union membership dues from the workers’ paychecks; and the “permanent window” period for decertifying the union begins. Read More