Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Podcast discussion on unions
Today I participated in a panel discussion about unions, collective bargaining and employee rights on WUNC-FM's "State of Things" show with Frank Stasio. I was joined by MaryBe McMillan from the state AFL-CIO, John Hood of the John Locke Foundation, and Bob Korstad from Duke's Sanford School. I tried to use by airtime to show how economic research (including my own) helps inform the discussion of the role of unions in our society. People tend to have strong opinions about unions and often those on either side do not pay enough attention to some basic facts.