The great union debate

How much is the United Auto Workers at fault for Detroit's problems? With U.S. manufacturing jobs on the decline, what will labor unions look like in the future? Reason Foundation senior analyst Shikha Dalmia and the Center for American Progress' David Madland discuss the state and future of American labor unions.

Card check: unions' salvation?

February 6, 2009

Dust-Up

Card check: unions' salvation?

Today's topic: Supporters of the Employee Free Choice Act say the bill's passage would go a long way toward reversing the decline in union membership. The bill's opponents say the real reason for the decline of unions is that workers simply don't want to join them. Which side is correct, and how much would the Act's passage affect the size and influence of unions? This week's Dust-Up has included exchanges on the impact unions have on ailing U.S. automakers, whether the trend of declining union membership will reverse and President Obama's labor policies.

Big Labor's expectations of Obama

February 5, 2009

Dust-Up

Big Labor's expectations of Obama

Today's topic: What should we expect from the Obama administration on labor unions? Previously, David Madland and Shikha Dalmia debated the impact unions have on ailing U.S. automakers and whether the trend of declining union membership will reverse. Karla Walter is writing in Madland's place today.

After the U.S. recovers, will unions?

February 4, 2009

Dust-Up

After the U.S. recovers, will unions?

Today's topic: With U.S. manufacturing jobs on the decline, what will American labor unions look like in the future? What sectors of the U.S. economy should we expect to be heavily unionized? Previously, Madland and Dalmia discussed autoworker unions.

Autoworker unions: villains or victims?

February 3, 2009

Dust-Up

Autoworker unions: villains or victims?

Today's topic: Are labor unions a victim or villain in the decline of the Detroit Big Three? Shikha Dalmia and David Madland discuss the state and future of American labor unions.

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