The Changing Face of America’s Unions | Marketplace Radio

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KI Associate Director Lane Windham appears on Marketplace Radio’s Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly to describe the demographic shifts in America’s unions and the impact of this shift on the labor movement and the economy.

““America’s workplaces are pretty much the least democratic spaces that we have in this country. People think they have far more rights on the job than they actually do. So unions basically bring that democracy with a small ‘d’ back into the workplace.”

Listen to the full episode below.

https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/the-changing-face-of-americas-unions/