Join John Womack for a conversation with Peter Olney, Bill Fletcher and Katy Fox Hodess on Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm (GMT), to discuss their new book, Labor Power and Strategy from PM Press.
About the book:
In Labor Power and Strategy, Womack lays out a timely plan for identifying chokepoints and taking advantage of supply chain issues in order to seize and build labour power and solidarity. Womack’s lively, illuminating thoughts on Labor Power and Strategy are then built upon by ten young labour organisers and educators:
Gene Bruskin Carey Dall Dan DiMaggio Katy Fox-Hodess Bill Fletcher Jr.
Jane McAlevey Jack Metzgar Joel Ochoa Melissa Shetler and Rand Wilson
Their responses create a rich dialogue and open a space for joyful, achievable change. The stories of triumph within these contributions are inspirational, and the book forms a back-pocket primer that promises to be an instant classic.
“Labor Power and Strategy is essential reading for activists and organizers
seeking to understand how in a constantly changing world of work
workers can marshal power.”
former executive director Labor and Worklife Program
at Harvard Law School
This will be an interactive, online session, on Tuesday 28th February from 7pm (GMT).
John Womack Jr. is the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, emeritus, at Harvard University. He first joined a union, the International Laborers and Hod Carriers, while still in high school. His publications include Zapata and the Mexican Revolution (1968) and Rebellion in Chiapas (1999).
Katy Fox Hodess, is a Lecturer in Employment Relations at the University of Sheffield, and the Research Development Director of the Centre for Decent Work.
Bill Fletcher Jr., was a cofounder of the Black Radical Congress and the president of TransAfrica Forum. He is the coauthor of Solidarity Divided and the novel The Man Who Fell From the Sky.
Peter Olney, is a retired director of organising for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). He was Associate Director of the University of California’s Institute for Labor and Employment (ILE). Olney teaches building trades union organizers.