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Get Organized to Win! – Jane McAlevey

Paul Jay's multi-part video interview with Jane McAlevey. They discuss the roots and initial successes of Jane's organizing strategies & efforts; her travels from Nicaragua to Tennessee, learning how to organize to win the right to dignity and more; workers must face up to race to unite the class. Fighting for a just transition, the workers' movement is critical to any chance of having an effective climate policy. Read More

ChangeMakers Chat with Jane McAlevey

Jane’s organising method, grounded in decades of experience, mentorship, and the battles of many movements across US history, is that workers and people need to lead their own change. Read More

Labor Needs an Outside Strategy

Despite staggering wealth and income inequality, President Biden is bargaining against himself on his already way-too-small proposal to tax the rich, and far too many Democrats oppose the measure. While disappointing, that’s to be expected. Read More

Organizing for Power: Workers Rising Everywhere!

Organizing for Power (O4P) is a free online training and networking program for organizers worldwide. More than 10,000 workers from 6 continents and 70 countries have joined O4P trainings in the past 18 months. Workers Rising Everywhere is the fourth training in the O4P series led by labor organizer and educator Jane McAlevey, and hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. Read More

Blowout in Bessemer: A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign - The warning signs of defeat were everywhere

The NLRB announced the results of the vote on whether workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., would join a union. It’s bad news, but it doesn’t mean workers in future Amazon campaigns won’t or can’t win. They can. The results were not surprising, however, for reasons that have more to do with the approach used in the campaign itself more than any other factor. You can also listen to me discuss Bessemer on The Nation podcast. Read More

Smithfield Foods - A Huge Success You’ve Hardly Heard About

Pertinent to the vote by Amazon workers in Alabama, the workers at Smithfield struggle to unionize is a lesson for all. That almost no workers elsewhere know this story is a travesty. An excerpt from my No Shortcuts book, this chapter demonstrates how motivation and strategy may have more to do with failure and success across all sectors of workers than previously thought. Read More