January 18, 2013

Great expectations

A friend today emailed me a great quote from a new book titled Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement by Jane McAlevey with Bob Ostertag. Here goes:

"...organizing, at its core, is about raising expectations: about what people should expect from their jobs; the quality of life they should aspire to; how they ought to be treated when they are old; and what they should be able to offer their children...Expectations about what they themselves are capable of, about the power they could exercise if they worked together, and what they might use that collective power to accomplish."
There's more about the book here.

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