You are invited to hear from organiser, author, scholar and unionist Jane McAlevey.
Her first book, Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell), published by Verso Press, was named the “most valuable book of 2012” by The Nation Magazine.
Her second book which is having its Australian launch at this event, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, published by Oxford University Press.
Jane has served as Executive Director and Chief Negotiator for a union local, as National Deputy Director for Strategic Campaigns of the Healthcare Division for SEIU, and she was the Campaign Director of the one of the only successful multi-union, multi-year, geographic organizing campaigns for the national AFL-CIO.
She has led power structure analyses and strategic planning trainings for a wide range of union and community organizations and has had extensive involvement in globalization and global environmental issues.
Ms McAlevey worked at the Highlander Research and Education Centre as an educator (and as Deputy Director) in her early 20’s. McAlevey completed her PhD at the City University of New York’s Graduate Centre in the spring of 2015.
She is currently a Post-doctoral research fellow with the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School. She is a contributing writer at The Nation magazine.