Labor has been maligned in discussions about America’s competitiveness and economic future. The truth is: America’s economic success correlates with the establishment of labor unions. When labor unions thrive, America grows. When labor declines (as has recently occurred), economic expansion and widespread prosperity falters. As Yogi Berra once said, “You can look it up.” So what is the role of labor unions in today’s global competition? Are unions outdated? Should corporations have all the power in determining wages, benefits, and working rules? Listen to two labor organizers from the Southwest Organizing School for the AFL-CIO and decide for yourself.
Guest: Carole Oppenheimer, Morty Simon
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