30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: A look at the role of organized labor in politics and the future of unions. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started
- Should Washington take sides between workers and owners?
- How much power do unions wield in the electoral process?
- Why have collective bargaining rights become a target in many states?
What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!
- Nelson Lichtenstein, professor of history at UC Santa Barbara and editor most recently of The Right and American Labor: Politics, Ideology, and Imagination
- Daniel DiSalvo, political science professor at City University of New York and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership
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