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Published: 03 November 2016

272 Pages | 5 b/w illustrations


ISBN: 9780190624712

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No Shortcuts

Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

Jane F. McAlevey

  • Argues that meaningful change can only happen with organizing that puts ordinary people at the center of their own struggle: there are no shortcuts to lasting social change
  • McAlevey brings an informed, real-world perspective to the topic as a longtime organizer and scholar
  • Provides a clear analysis of power for movements and unions that often don't understand their own sources of power or how to use it effectively
  • Features case studies from a broad array of labor unions and social movements, including the Chicago Teachers Union, which is gearing up for a showdown with the Governor of Illinois
  • The high profile Supreme Court case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, on public-sector unions will keep issues of organizing, unions, and equality on the public agenda for the foreseeable future