No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

December 1, 2016

No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

December 1, 2016

When: Thursday, December 1st, 7pm
Where: United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto

Income inequality has reached levels not seen since the 1920s. Labor unions’ membership is in decline, and popular opinion has turned against them. Promising movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter lack an organized base, and therefore are unable to build the power to effect meaningful change. Why do progressives in the United States keep losing on so many issues, and what is to be done?

With:
* Jane McAlevey – Author of No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, and Raising Expectations and Raising Hell: My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement

Discussants:
* Stephanie Ross, School of Labour Studies, McMaster University
* Michal Rozworski, OCUFA, and blogs at Political Eh-conomy

Sponsored by: Centre for Social Justice, Global Labour Research Centre at York University, Socialist Project, York University Departments of Geography, Social Science, Political Science | Facebook event


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