LISTEN: ‘Right-to-Work’ in Michigan, the Chicago teachers’ strike, and labor’s future

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Craig Cable, of Newport, Michigan, a member of United Auto Workers Union Local 3000, and union members from around the country, rally at the Michigan State...
Craig Cable, of Newport, Michigan, a member of United Auto Workers Union Local 3000, and union members from around the country, rally at the Michigan State...
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Last Thursday, shortly after coming back from reporting in Michigan’s capital, I spoke with Jamelle Bouie of The American Prospect about the state’s new right-to-work laws, the Chicago Teacher’s Union strike from earlier this year, and a host of other issues connected to labor and inequality. You can listen to the whole conversation here on Vox Populi, the Prospect’s weekly podcast.

Among the topics we touched on: What is right-to-work? How did it get passed in a historically pro-labor state like Michigan? What does that mean for the future of unions as a whole? What are some of the major misconceptions about unions in the media? Is there a future for liberalism without unions?

Again, click here for the full conversation.

Some related reading:

Right-wingers Koch, ALEC, pushed Michigan ‘right-to-work’ laws

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Human Versus Physical Capital

‘Can we have a liberal America without unions? History says no.’

LISTEN: 'Right-to-Work' in Michigan, the Chicago teachers' strike, and labor's future

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