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A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

JOIN US FOR A BOOK TALK WITH AUTHOR JANE McALEVEY IN CONVERSATION WITH CHINESE PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHAW SAN LIU!

For decades, racism, corporate greed, and a skewed political system have been eating away at the social and political fabric of the United States. Yet as McAlevey reminds us, there is one weapon whose effectiveness has been proven repeatedly throughout U.S. history: unions.

Reviews about A Collective Bargain

“Incisive, brilliant, combined with trenchant strategic analysis. If we had more organizers like Jane McAlevey, we’d be winning.” – Van Jones, CNN host & author, Beyond the Messy Truth

“Jane McAlevey has devoted her life to reigning in the destructive power of concentrated wealth and she is consumed with one over-arching question: How do we win? It’s past time to listen up.” – Naomi Klein

“A half century ago, the Koch family targeted workers’ collective power with so-called ‘right to work’ laws. Now they and their allies have expanded their agenda to shackling democracy writ large…. Jane McAlevey shows us how workplaces provided a laboratory for this audacious project of domination—and better still, she explains how following the strategies and tactics of savvy union organizers could help save America from an ever more ruthless Right.” – Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains

“Jane McAlevey is a brilliant strategist, rousing organizer, and razor-sharp critic inside the labor movement. In this critical moment when labor is resurgent, McAlevey’s small “d” democratic spirit, and her humane, and deeply informed reporting and analysis is needed more than ever.” – Katrina vanden HeuvalKatrina vanden Heuval

“For anyone wanting a surge of hope in the fight for democracy, McAlevey shows us that the best place to find an America of hope, equality, and justice isn’t the ballot box, but a union hall.” – Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved (best seller) “

Read this book! Jane McAlevey is the type of experienced organizer the current White House fears.” – Benjamin Todd Jealous, Former National President and CEO of the NAACP

Details

Date:
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Venue

105 Law Building

Organizer

Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law
Email:
bjell@law.berkeley.edu

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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