A New New Deal

How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement

In collaboration with labor educator David B. Reynolds, Amy B Dean co-authored A New New Deal, which offers a bold new plan to revitalize American labor activism and build a sense of common purpose between labor and community organizations. Outlining the rebirth of Central Labor Councils, the book offers the first contemporary history of the place-based alliances between labor unions and community groups.

Offering in-depth contemporary case studies of effective labor-community coalitions, A New New Deal serves as a useful tool both for university instructors in an academic setting and labor and community organizations looking for concrete strategies for building power for working people from the ground up.

Since it’s release, A New New Deal received many accolades and glowing testimonials:

  • “Amy B. Dean and David B. Reynolds offer a compelling vision of a new kind of labor movement. At a time when America desperately needs stronger unions, A New New Deal sends a clear message that nostalgia for organized labor’s past is no strategy for our future.” – Richard L. Trumka, AFL-CIO
  • A top seller for Cornell University Press
  • Named the featured selection of the Progressive Book Club
  • The first of it’s kind to be marketed as an Ebook