Wednesday, March 26, 2014

St. Louis Public Radio, March 17, 2014, Monday

St. Louis Public Radio 

March 17, 2014, Monday 

St. Louis Public Radio (full article & recording)

Jefferson Cowie on Economic Inequality, Organized Labor and the Working Class

Cowie reports that membership in labor unions peaked in the mid 50s when 35 percent of the work force belonged to a union.  That percentage has decreased until levelling off at the current 6 percent membership. There are a number of reasons for the decline including political factors, economic factors, cultural issues and organizational problems with organized labor.