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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.


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

Amy B. Dean
A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement

American Rights at Work
1100 17th Street, NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20036

EFCA National Office
901 East 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55420

Jobs with Justice
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005

Additional information:

AFL-CIO Information on Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)

Change to Win Coalition

Labor Notes
7435 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48210

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
1313 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Unite Here
275 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001


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

Courtesy of You Tube: Chamber Of Commerce Ad, Right To Work Ad, Jobs With Justice Ad

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