Rebroadcast: Activist Jane McAlevey: Reinventing the Labor Movement for 'A New Gilded Age'

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Union membership has decreased dramatically, from around one-third of all workers 50 years ago to about one in 10 American workers today. The problem, says long-time, Bay Area-based labor activist Jane McAlevey is that unions have strayed from grassroots organizing and taken a more top-down approach. McAlevey tackles the question of what to do about unions' decline in her latest book “No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age.” She’ll join us to discuss the challenges facing the labor movement, its recent missteps and how it can better empower America’s working class.

Jane McAlevey,
author, "No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age"