NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
L.76
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Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
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Description: 
Labor insurgencies in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and beyond gave us a glimpse at what workers can achieve when organized and united in solidarity.

Participants

Eric Blanc writes on labor movements past and present. He was Jacobin's correspondent covering the strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and beyond. Read more
Ella Mahony is an assistant editor at Jacobin and is on the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Emily Comer is a high school teacher and union activist in Charleston, West Virginia. She was one of the key rank-and-file leaders of the successful strike.
Jane McAlevey is an organizer, negotiator, writer and scholar. She is the author of two books, No Shortcuts, Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age (Oxford 2016) and Raising Expectations and Raising Hell (Verso 2012).