Against the Grain

Jane McAlevey on How to Win

Jane McAlevey was an exceptional organizer and thinker, and her death on July 7th leaves a gaping hole for the left. She dedicated her life to building working class power, in the trenches of the environmental and labor movements and as a radical scholar. McAlevey believed that the left and labor movement abandoned deep organizing in the 1970s, in favor of shallow mobilization and even shallower advocacy. But she insisted that the tide could be turned.


Jane F. McAlevey, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age Oxford University Press, 2016

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