How Unions Lost Their Power

Dec 2, 2016

The planned and averted one-day strike by state workers in California is the exception, not the rule, in our time. 

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Strikes used to be much more common because union membership used to be much more common.  But union membership has slid over three decades, and so has union influence. 

Management professor Raymond Hogler at Colorado State University argues that declining unions means a declining middle class.  He makes a strong case in his book The End of American Labor Unions

We pick professor Hogler's brain about the road to today, and what he sees coming down that road.