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Author Womack, John, Jr., 1937-

Title Labor power and strategy / John Womack Jr. ; edited by Peter Olney and Glenn Perušek.

Publication Info. Oakland, CA : PM Press, 2023.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - New Materials  331.8809 WOM    Check Shelf
Description x, 190 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Note "A dialogue with responses from Gene Bruskin, Carey Dall, Dan DiMaggio, Katy Fox-Hodess, Bill Fletcher Jr., Jane McAlevey, Jack Metzgar, Joel Ochoa, Melissa Shetler, Rand Wilson."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "What would it take to topple Amazon? To change how health care works in America? To break up the media monopolies that have taken hold of our information and imaginations? How is it possible to organize those without hope working on the margins? In Labor Power and Strategy, legendary strategist, historian, and labor organizer John Womack, speaks directly to a new generation, providing rational, radical, experience-based perspectives that help target and run smart, strategic, effective campaigns in the working class. In this sleek, practical, pocket inspiration, Womack lays out a timely plan for identifying chokepoints and taking advantage of supply chain issues in order to seize and build labor power and solidarity. Interviewed by Peter Olney of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union -- Womack's lively, illuminating thoughts are built upon by ten young labor organizers and educators, whose responses create a rich dialogue and open a space for joyful, achievable change. With stories of triumph that will bring readers to tears this back-pocket primer is an instant classic." --Amazon.
Contents Introduction / Peter Olney -- Situating Womack / Glenn Perušek -- The "Foundry interviews" / John Womack Jr. with Peter Olney -- Should Spartacus have organized the Roman citizenry rather than the slaves? / Bill Fletcher Jr. -- Relaying these insights is more urgent now than ever / Dan DiMaggio -- No magic bullet: technically strategic power alone is not enough / Katy Fox-Hodess -- Organizing strategic works on "the Seam": a response to the "Foundry interviews" with John Womack Jr. / Carey Dall -- Associational power, too / Jack Metzgar -- An opinion in the context of the "Foundry interviews" / Joel Ochoa -- Who will lead the campaign? / Rand Wilson -- How to read Womack / Jane McAlevey -- Abandon the banking method! To build solidarity, we must practice a liberatory pedagogy / Melissa Shetler -- Thirty-two thousand hogs and not a drop to drink / Gene Bruskin -- Reflections on ten comradely responses to the "Foundry interviews" / John Womack Jr. -- Epilogue? No, an update and directions.
Subject Labor movement -- United States.
Labor unions -- United States.
Political participation -- United States.
Added Author Perusek, Glenn W. (Glenn Wesley), 1958-
Olney, Peter.
ISBN 9781629639741
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