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  • Title: Raising Expectations (And Raising Hell)
  • Author: Jane F. McAlevey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • A real life Norma Rae on the catastrophic state of the American union movement.In 1995, in the first contested election in the history of the AFL CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation s largest labor federation, promising renewal and resurgence Today, less than 7 percent of American private sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the begA real life Norma Rae on the catastrophic state of the American union movement.In 1995, in the first contested election in the history of the AFL CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation s largest labor federation, promising renewal and resurgence Today, less than 7 percent of American private sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the beginning of the twentieth century, and public employee collective bargaining has been dealt devastating blows in Wisconsin and elsewhere What happened Jane McAlevey is famous and notorious in the American labor movement as the hard charging organizer who racked up a string of victories at a time when union leaders said winning wasn t possible Then she was bounced from the movement, a victim of the high level internecine warfare that has torn apart organized labor In this engrossing and funny narrative that reflects the personality of its charismatic, wisecracking author McAlevey tells the story of a number of dramatic organizing and contract victories, and the unconventional strategies that helped achieve them Raising Expectations and Raising Hell argues that labor can be revived, but only if the movement acknowledges its mistakes and fully commits to deep organizing, participatory education, militancy, and an approach to workers and their communities that resembles the campaigns of the 1930s in short, social movement unionism that involves raising workers expectations while raising hell.
    Jane F. McAlevey
    Jane F McAlevey is a union and community organizer, educator and author.


    Commentaires:

    Jamie VW
    It's hard to feel completely comfortable with a tell-all. It is hard to distinguish the pursuit of score-settling from honest critiques and assessments and since a large portion of this book is designed to illuminate worker successes in the labor movement - and how they are still possible in this day and age, the negativity about many well-known union players makes it feel all that more futile.That being said, as a former SEIU organizer myself, I agree with many of her points and her arguments a [...]

    Kristen
    After Michigan went “Right to Work” I realized I knew precious little about labor unions. All I’ve had to go on was my parents, grandparents and now in laws telling me that unions are absolutely essential while countless others told me about their waste and irrelevance. This well written account of a former SEIU organizer, predominately about her support of nurses in right to work Nevada, opened my eyes about why unions are still needed (on the shop floor and in the community) and where th [...]

    Timothy Dymond
    Over the last few decades Australian unions, when they’ve thought about organising, have been strongly influenced by the American Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Many an official and organiser have been flown to the US to participate in industry wide campaigns on organising and growth, to return notionally with reports and recommendations about how it ought to be done. So it is bracing to read an account of the SEIU in which the heroic innovators: Andy Stern, Tom Woodruff, Anna B [...]

    Jack
    It is hard to know where to start this review. Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement, by Jane McAlevey, is an absolute organising weapon. It's hopeful. It brings us back to what unions once were, what they could be and what they can be again, and there isn't much rocket science to it.Unions today will have us believe that the day of the strike is over, that workers are too apathetic to fight, the world and industry has moved on from militant unionism, [...]

    Sean Estelle
    Wow, what an amazing book! So glad I finally picked it up. Riveting narrative, so many gems about organizing, strategy, and power - and I feel like I understand the unique pieces of labor organizing more than before I read the book too. HIGHLY recommend.

    Sarah Bjorknas
    This is a very compelling & interesting read. Inspired!

    Jo Hiley
    Jane McAlevey gets the balance between being community-led and strategically uncompromising spot on. She's so tuned into facilitation being key at every step that it warms my little heart (and did when I was trained by her a few weeks ago. <3)The case studies in this are brilliant. Her approach permeating every decision she makes, and her analysis of how unions (and other campaigning groups) need to change are brilliant. But: the writing itself isn't amazing.It's a classic case of an organisi [...]

    Erin
    Jane McAlevey is my hero. She writes a fascinating account of how she kicked ass in organizing workers across the country, and at no point does she sound egotistical about it. And although her story involves politics, power, money, and backstabbing, her story ultimately is about the power America's workers have when they unite. It is also a lesson in the inner workings of today's labor unions (or at least one union--the SEIU). You will be blown away by what was won and lost during McAlevey's tim [...]

    Clare
    Fantastic account of union organising in the USA. McAlevey writes in a lively and engaging manner, and details the important organising campaigns she led throughout the decade. We can learn a lot of lessons from her style of 'whole of worker organising', as she calls it. Unfortunately, most of her hardwork - and the hardwork of the members - was undone by labour bureaucracy and political infighting. This was an extremely engaging book that contains many important lessons for union movements in d [...]

    Micah
    I can't think of another book I would consider more essential reading on the American labor movement that has been written in the past decade. If you've got one, direct me to it. (Kim Moody's book U.S. Labor in Trouble and Transition might be close.) But seriously. This is a fantastic, highly-readable book that you should read.

    Caeser Pink
    A great book for anyone interested in labor relations. Jane has great insights from the trenches. For those who side with the working class, the stories are inspirational. She also has insights into problems within labor unions that holds back their success.

    Jenny
    As a social worker who organizes, I found myself very drawn in by the description of whole worker organizing. We need a movement more than ever, and empowering workers (and keeping them empowered) is where we must begin!

    Kris
    This is a shit book written by a someone with a giant ego who was never rank-and-file labor and who got busted for illegally interfering with union elections. Read this much more in-depth critique: monthlyreview/2013/05/01/

    Marylee Raymond
    This woman is what Saul Alinsky was to the 60's. SHE IS THE BEST. This is an amazing journey -- 10 years organizing. Labor Unions take note -- labor needs a new attitude!!

    Joel D
    Beautiful and tragic. A hell of a story about some incredible labor organising and some excruciating political and personal pettiness.

    Jan
    A very important work on strategic thinking for union organizing. Looking forward to her book on teacher's unions.

    Nicolas Brannon
    A gripping narrative; informative and inspiring.

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    There are a couple different things going on in this book. First, it's an on the ground story of community based labor organizing, why it works, is more just and can achieve better outcomes. It also covers hierarchical, entrenched labor unions and problems with their current strategies. That's interesting and the community approach to organizing is heartening. Another aspect is the author's personal history, narrative and experience in organized labor. Which helps bind the narrative together. Th [...]

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