Episode #93

A Different Kind of Union in Tennessee

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday marks the final day of voting for what could be a different type of relationship between management and labor in this country, and it's happening in a place not usually associated with unions: Tennessee. That's where Volkswagen autoworkers may form the nation's first "works council," a type of union popular in Germany where employees and management work together to make decisions. This week on Money Talking, regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time magazine examine how significant the move would be for the nation's labor movement and why some officials and policy groups are opposed to it. Plus, a discussion of Comcast's purchase of Time Warner Cable for $45 billion.  

Hosted by:

Charlie Herman

Produced by:

Daniel P. Tucker


Rana Foroohar and Joe Nocera

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