Jane McAlevey is The Nation‘s strikes correspondent. An organizer, author, and scholar, she is currently a senior policy fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Labor Center.
Her first book, Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell) (Verso) was named the “most valuable book of 2012” by The Nation. Her second book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age (Oxford University Press), was released late in 2016. Her next book, A Collective Bargain, Unions, Organizing & the Fight for Democracy, will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins in January.
From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.