Over the weekend, a few thousand union members gathered outside the statehouse in Wisconsin. They were there to voice their opposition to so called right-to-work legislation. If signed into law, which is expected, Wisconsin would become the 25th state with right-to-work laws on the books. These laws ban workers from having to pay union dues. Organized labor leaders say it’s another blow to their diminishing numbers. Supporters say the laws attract business and are good for economic development. Guest host Tom Gjelten and our guests discuss right-to-work laws and the future of unions.


  • Philip Dine Journalist and author of "State of the Unions"
  • Ross Eisenbrey Vice president, Economic Policy Institute
  • Matt Patterson Executive director, Center for Worker Freedom
  • Melanie Trottman Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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