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

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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? 

Guest:

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