Jane McAlevey is a columnist for The Nation and was the magazine’s strikes correspondent from 2019 to 2023. The author of A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy (Ecco/HarperCollins), she is a senior policy fellow at the University of California’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.
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, Rules to Win By: Power and Participation in Union Negotiations, cowritten with Abby Lawlor, will be published in March 2023.
When a millionaire governor decrees austerity, it’s time for the left to step up.