Readings on Union History and the Labor Movement

 

The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers’ Movement

Stanley Aronowitz

https://www.versobooks.com/books/1983-the-death-and-life-of-american-labor

Read a Review: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2015/02/review-can-labor-save-itself

Video Interview with Stanley Aronowitz on the challenges for the labor movement to overcome.

 

No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

Jane McAlevey

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/no-shortcuts-9780190624712?q=no%20shortcuts&lang=en&cc=us

Read a Review: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/12/jane-mcalevey-unions-organizing-workers-socialism/

Video Presentation by Jane McAlevey on Organizing for Power

Strike! 

Jeremy Brecher

http://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=574

Read a Review: https://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/index.php?q=2025

Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression

Robin D.G. Kelley

Valley Library Main Collection (HX91.A2 K45 2015 )

Read a Review: https://www.thenation.com/article/what-a-band-of-20th-century-alabama-communists-can-teach-black-lives-matter-and-the-offspring-of-occupy/

In Conversation with Robin D.G. Kelley

 

They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 other Myths about Unions

Bill Fletcher, Jr.

http://www.beacon.org/Theyre-Bankrupting-Us-P916.aspx

Read a Review: http://labornotes.org/blogs/2012/08/review-tearing-apart-big-lies-about-big-labor

Presentation on They’re Bankrupting Us! by Bill Fletcher, Jr.

 

Lessons from Wisconsin

article by Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Jane McAlevey

Excerpt from the article:

Lessons from Wisconsin

One: Unions need to invest in mass participatory education. And two: they need to stop focusing on union rights.

http://janemcalevey.com/lessons-from-wisconsin/515/2012/06/