Thoughts on business school, economics, NC State, and everyday life from an economist at NC State's business school
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.
Steve Allen is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research in the College of Management at NC State University. He has appointments in the Department of Economics as well as the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Steve also is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-profit research organization located in Cambridge, Mass.