State Of The Labor Union

State Of The Labor Union

Labor issues are hitting some big-name companies, including Hostess cakes where a strike could shut down operations permanently. We explore the strategies of companies and workers, and whether labor movements are gaining traction after years of being on the defensive.

Labor issues are hitting some big-name companies, including Hostess cakes where management says a strike forced them to shut down operations permanently. Walmart workers planned Black Friday protests at 1,000 stores to kick off the holiday shopping season. And locally, the janitors' union at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center says paychecks have been delayed and even bounced. We explore the strategies of companies and workers, and whether labor movements are gaining traction after years of being on the defensive.

Guests

Peter Morici

Professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park; former Chief Economist, U.S. International Trade Commission

Ken Margolies

Senior Associate of the Worker Institute at Cornell, Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Mary Kay Henry

President, SEIU

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