Labor Unions and the Future
Unions help ensure that working people earn decent pay and benefits and have a voice in American democracy. Unfortunately, decades of attacks on unions, as well as a changing economy, have eroded the power of unions in the United States. As a result, workers’ wages and well-being have declined, and society has become much more unequal.
At a time when stronger unions are sorely needed, David Madland’s new book Re-Union: How Bold Labor Reforms Can Repair, Revitalize, and Reunite the United States explains how to design a new labor system for today’s economy with enhanced rights for workers, incentives for union membership, and greater sectoral bargaining to complement worksite-level bargaining. The new labor system draws on examples from U.S. history and countries around the world as well as state and local reforms spearheaded by innovative labor leaders and progressive policymakers to build power for workers and address the fundamental economic and political challenges facing the country.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the future of labor policy with David Madland, Mary Kay Henry, and Dorian Warren.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 10:00 am (U.S./Eastern)