Understanding Power and Strategy for Effective Organizing

University of Leeds Business School, Meadows Teaching Room 1, Leeds, LS2 9JT


Jane McAlevey is well-known in the American labor movement as the hard-charging organizer who racked up a string of victories at a time when union leaders said winning wasn’t possible.

In her book Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell) Jane argues that labor can be revived, but only if the movement acknowledges its mistakes and fully commits to deep organizing, participatory education, militancy, and an approach to workers and their communities that more resembles the campaigns of the 1930s.

In short, she advocates whole worker organising through social movement unionism.

Attendance fees (includes lunch & refreshments) £20.