My review of “A Collective Bargain. Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy” Jane McAlevey

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There are three reasons why I like this book.

One; it’s written by an activist. There are too many books being published by people who want to preach about what we should but do little beyond that. Give me people who actually make a difference.

Two:  it reminds readers in Europe that the USA is not Trumpland but is a society with a radical trade union history – past and present.

Three; it’s an inspiring book. Jane has a history of activism and she highlights many individuals and groups of workers who are on the frontline of defending their jobs and conditions –and particularly the  women and black workers who are a significant part of the American labour market.

At the heart of this book is the belief that unions are the only effective response to the destruction of democracy by…

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