By Alexandra Bradbury
December 11th, 2013
It’s no secret that the last 30 years have seen a brutal corporate assault on U.S. workers. This class war has largely been one-sided—but not entirely. For the activist on your list who’s feeling a little down, what could be more energizing than the frequently inspiring collection of interviews and essays Jobs with Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices?
Forty contributors describe campaigns ranging from strikes and union organizing drives to health care, living wage, and anti-discrimination efforts, where the coalition Jobs with Justice has played a pivotal role in winning—tracing the group’s history and pointing toward what could be a promising future. Take heart: JwJ demonstrates that the workers’ movement is still lively, innovative, and capable of resistance.