Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting For The Labor Movement via Jane McAlevey
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Overview: In 1995, within the first contested election within the historical past of the AFL-CIO, John Sweeney received the presidency of the country’s biggest hard work federation, promising renewal and resurgence. Today, lower than 7 % of American private-sector employees belong to a union, the bottom share for the reason that starting of the 20 th century, and public worker collective bargaining has been dealt devastating blows in Wisconsin and somewhere else. What took place?
Jane McAlevey is famous-and notorious-in the American hard work motion because the hard-charging organizer who racked up a string of victories at a time when union leaders mentioned successful wasn’t imaginable. Then she used to be bounced from the motion, a sufferer of the high-level internecine conflict that has torn aside arranged hard work. In this engrossing and humorous narrative-that displays the character of its charismatic, wisecracking author-McAlevey tells the tale of plenty of dramatic organizing and contract victories, and the novel methods that helped reach them.
Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell) argues that hard work may also be revived, however provided that the motion recognizes its errors and completely commits to deep organizing, participatory schooling, militancy, and an option to employees and their communities that extra resembles the campaigns of the 1930s-in brief, social motion unionism that comes to elevating employees’ expectancies (whilst elevating hell).
Genre: Non-Fiction > General