Labor In America Today

The AFL-CIO spent $35 million dollars this election year backing the Democratic Party candidates. Their goal was to take back Congress from the Republicans. Critics call the labor effort a failure. Have unions lost touch with people? If so, how did it happen? Join Talk of the Nation for a look at where America's labor movement is today and its role in American politics. Guests: Steve Rosenthal AFL-CIO Political Director Max Green Author Epitaph for American Labor: How Union Leaders Lost Touch With America (American Enterprise Institute:1996) Ron Blackwell Director, Corporate Affairs Department, AFL-CIO Listeners call in

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