The unions are at odds with AFL-CIO President John Sweeney over how to revive the power of organized labor at a time when private-sector union membership has dipped below 8 percent, the lowest level since the 1920s.
Hear a discussion about organized labor's future and what it portends for American workers.
Steve Franklin, labor writer for The Chicago Tribune
James Williams, General President of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Anna Burger, Chair of Change to Win Coalition, Secretary Treasure of the Service Employees International Union
Gary Chaison, professor of labor relations at Clark University
Daniel Mitchell, professor at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA
This program aired on July 25, 2005.