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Rite Aid workers, protesting the chain stores union busting. Courtesy AFL-CIO

Rite Aid workers, protesting the chain stores union busting. Courtesy AFL-CIO

The last time Congress tried to change labor laws that made it easier to organize a union, the bill lost by one vote. That was in the 1970s. This fall, another bill will likely come up for a vote, and a contentious debate on Capitol Hill is brewing.

On this edition, in a special collaboration with “Public Eye Magazine,” correspondent Abby Scher takes a look at the Employee Free Choice Act. We also hear from Amy Dean, a longtime union leader who talks about the future of labor unions and tells us what’s up with all the current infighting.

Featuring:

Angel Warner, Union Member; Josh Goldstein, American Rights at Work; Rick Wolff, Economist; Kim Phillips-Fein, Historian; Thomas Robinson, Philadelphia Security Officers Union; Ricardo Valadez, Jobs With Justice; Amy B. Dean, longtime union leader.

This program is a special collaboration between National Radio Project and Public Eye Magazine.

For more information:

Abby Scher
Editorial Director
The Public Eye Magazine
Political Research Associates
1310 Broadway, #201
Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-5300
www.publiceye.org

Amy B. Dean
A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement
www.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrpress/titles/5458.html

American Rights at Work
1100 17th Street, NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20036
202-822-2127
info[at]americanrightsatwork.org
www.americanrightsatwork.org

EFCA National Office
901 East 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55420
800-745-2202
www.efca.org

Jobs with Justice
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
202-393-1044
Info[a]jwj.org

Additional information:

AFL-CIO Information on Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)
www.aflcio.org/joinaunion/voiceatwork/efca/

Change to Win Coalition
www.changetowin.org

Labor Notes
7435 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48210
313-842-6262
labornotes[at]labornotes.org
www.labornotes.org

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
1313 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-898-3200
www.seiu.org

Unite Here
275 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
212-265-7000
www.unitehere.org

Music:

Solidarity Forever, by Pete Seeger
There Is Power in a Union, by Billy Bragg
Look for the Union Label, by Joe Glazer

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