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Is There Power In A Union?

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

People gather at the Supreme Court on June 25 awaiting a decision in an Illinois union dues case, Janus vs. AFSCME.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Do workers' unions still have power in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME? In the case, the court gave public service employees the right to stop paying any dues or fees to unions while still receiving union-negotiated benefits.
Sociologist Ryan Finnigan joins us to talk about the possible consequences of Janus v. AFSCME. You can read some of Finnigan's research on unionization and poverty here.
When Unionization Disappears American Sociological Review, 2013

Roxanne Pasibe

Bert Johnson

Interactive Producer, Insight

Bert Johnson is a producer for Insight, where he tries to find topics and guests that help listeners understand their communities better. Before joining Capital Public Radio, Bert worked as a photographer, video editor, reporter and digital producer.  Read Full Bio 

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