Democracy Forum 3/15/24: Unions and Democracy Take Two

We’ll revisit topics from our show in 2021, talking about the historical and contemporary links between labor organizing and expanding political rights like voting. Is union organizing an important, if not essential, tool in building a vibrant democracy – of people having a voice in their self-governance? What led to the demise of unions over the last half century? What have been the political consequences? Are unions making a comeback? Why is that? What new trends are emerging here in Maine?

Click here to listen to the full radio show featuring MECEP analyst Arthur Phillips, first posted March 15, 2024 by WERU.