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?
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