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Signs of Hope – A continuing series May 4, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently:

I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we’re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it “hope dies last”.

Any contributions this week?


1. GW - May 5, 2017
2. lcox - May 5, 2017

Jane McAlevey is launching her new book in Dublin: “No shortcuts: organizing for power in the new Gilded Age”. I’ve read some chapters and it is a great read but also (“signs of hope”) tells some really powerful stories of effective labour organising under really difficult circumstances (Las Vegas!)

Particularly nice to see this together with the new strike wave (last time she came things looked a lot darker while yesterday on the train I overheard a group of middle-aged workers talking about how they planned to resist management’s new strategies and where they thought the union could help…)

May 18th at Mandate, 6.30.

From Facebook:

How do we rebuild power for the many, when all the odds appear stacked against us?

This is the question that US union organiser Jane McAlevey has grappled with in her new book “No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age”, published by Oxford University Press.
Join us for the book launch and get involved in the discussion on how to take things forward in the trade union movement. Copies of the book will be available on the night at a special discounted rate.

This is McAlevey’s second visit to Dublin. In 2014, she launched her first book “Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)” – you can watch the talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlV8dHFuk7o

This event is sponsored by the Communication Workers’ Union and Mandate Trade Union.


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