Will Labor Unions Survive?
The country’s union movement is in crisis. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last month that union membership fell in 2012 to its lowest level since 1916. And last year Michigan became the 24th Right-To-Work state in the country, making it tougher for the movement to organize and maintain power because employees covered by union contracts will no longer be required to pay dues.
So is this the end of the union movement as we know it?
Professor Thomas Kochan, Co-Director of the Institute of Work and Employment Research at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Brian Lang, President of Unite Here!, the hospitality workers union.
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