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Steven Greenhouse On The Past, Present & Future of American Labor

Front cover image of Steven Greenhouse's new book, "Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor."

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with labor reporter Steven Greenhouse about his new book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor.

In the 1950's, more than a third of US workers belonged to a union. Today, membership is down to just 10.5 percent. As corporate profits and CEO pay are at all-time highs, nearly 50 million Americans make less than $15 an hour and struggle to make ends meet. What will it take to reverse these trends, raise workers’ voices, and change policies that favor corporations? 


Steven Greenhouse, former New York Times labor reporter and author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor

Web Resources:

LA Times: Review: Unions keep watch on corporations — Steven Greenhouse digs into labor’s battle

VICE Motherboard: Google Contractors Are Unionizing With a Steel Workers Union

Sacramento Bee: Uber says it won’t reclassify its drivers despite passage of new California labor rules