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Title: Leonard Lopate Show: Fighting for the Labor Movement * *Date: Dec. 3, 2012
*Source:* WNYC – 93.9FM Author: Leonard Lopate
*Summary: (This interview is a 35 minute audio) *Today, fewer than 7 percent of American private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the beginning of the 20th century. Union organizer Jane McAlevey http://www.wnyc.org/people/r/?n=Jane+McAlevey looks at the state of the American labor movement and describes her experiences fighting the bosses and national labor leaders. In *Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement*http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1844678857/wnycorg-20/, she tells the story of a number of dramatic organizing and contract victories, and the unconventional strategies that helped achieve them, and looks at ways to revive the labor movement.
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