Jane McAlevey: The Only Way to Win Is to Strike

The Nation



Published on Jan 8, 2019

From West Virginia to Oklahoma, Arizona to Kentucky, 2018 was the year of the strike—and we need to keep that going in 2019. Jane McAlevey, organizer and author of No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, says that labor organizing is the only way we can win real change this year.

The Supreme Court has a new conservative majority. Gerrymandering has made it harder than ever to win progressive victories in elections. So that leaves the economic arena, the one area in which ordinary Americans can make a real impact. Watch this video to hear from McAlevey why labor strikes are the way we can take back power from the corporations that control way too much of our economy and our political system.

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