Labor In America

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Ford Taurus X at the Chicago Assembly Plant in this June 22, 2007 file photo. (AP)
Ford Taurus X at the Chicago Assembly Plant in this June 22, 2007 file photo. (AP)

We take a look today at the current state of labor-management relations in a recession economy. At the heart of the debate over the car industry bridge loan, is a battle over unions and some say a move to put unions in a negative light ahead of an upcoming vote on a new law designed to strengthen organized labor. We discuss the Employee Freedom of Choice Act with two experts in the field Our guest are Kim Bobo, the founder of the group “Interfaith Worker Justice” and the author of “Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Americans Are Not Getting Paid and What We Can Do About It.” and Peter Kirsanow, an attorney who has spent his career arguing labor disputes on behalf of management.

This program aired on December 15, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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