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Unions w. Ruth Milkman of CUNY Riches and Power

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Imagine a world in which there were zero protections for you as a worker. If you got sick, you could be fired. If you grow too weak or old to work in the mines, you’re fired and there are other workers to take your place. While workers today frequently still find themselves in precarious positions, but many of the protections we can be thankful for today we can ascribe to unions. 
What is the history of labor unions in the U.S., how did they rise to power in the 20th century, and why have they waned since?

Imagine a world in which there were zero protections for you as a worker. If you got sick, you could be fired. If you grow too weak or old to work in the mines, you’re fired and there are other workers to take your place. While workers today frequently still find themselves in precarious positions, but many of the protections we can be thankful for today we can ascribe to unions. 
What is the history of labor unions in the U.S., how did they rise to power in the 20th century, and why have they waned since?

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