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Rebuilding US labor: It's the grassroots, stupid

Jessica Turner30 November 2012

The November 6th US presidential election results created some breathing room for unions. The big question now is: what will they do during Obama’s second term? Jane McAlevey, labor movement veteran and author of the recently published Raising Expectations (And Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement appears in the video below with some ideas: 

McAlevey makes a compelling case for a new kind of unionism, one that builds beyond ballot boxes and shallow mobilizing. Raising Expectations is in stores now.