The Breakdown: How Can Obama Help Organized Labor?

The Breakdown: How Can Obama Help Organized Labor?

The Breakdown: How Can Obama Help Organized Labor?

With no help likely to come from Congress, Dorian Warren and Chris Hayes ask: what can Obama, his National Labor Relations Board appointees and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis can do to promote labor organizing?

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With no help likely to come from Capitol Hill, Dorian Warren and Chris Hayes ask what Obama, his National Labor Relations Board appointees and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis can do to help labor organizing without Congress?

The Breakdown Considering how few legislative victories there have been for labor in the past two years and with a new Republican-dominated House of Representatives, things are looking grim for labor groups. With no help likely to come from Capitol Hill, what can Obama, his National Labor Relations Board appointees and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis do to help labor organizing without Congress? On this week’s episode of The Breakdown, Columbia professor and labor expert Dorian Warren joins The Nation‘s Chris Hayes to explore how the administration can work together with organized labor to make real legislative progress for working people.

 

Related Links

New York Times article on Dorian Warren, “Scrutinizing the Elite, Whether They Like It or Not.”
Information about the Employee Free Choice Act on the AFL-CIO website.
More information about our guest, Dorian Warren.

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