Published: Nov 19, 2019
Jane McAlevey is an organizer, author, and scholar. Her first book, Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell) was named the "most valuable book of 2012" by The Nation. She is a regular commentator on NPR, Jacobin, and local media. She continues to work on union campaigns, leads contract negotiations, and trains and develops organizers.For decades, intractable social and economic problems have been eating away at the social fabric of the United States. The crisis is now so deep it's threatening democracy. Income inequality has reached epic proportions, resulting in a lopsided political system that bestows tax breaks on the rich while the rest of the country has been economically abandoned. There's a single, obvious solution to these problems, one with a long, successful history, but one that too many have forgotten: unions.
In A Collective Bargain, longtime labor, environmental, and political organizer Jane McAlevey makes the case that unions are the...