The financialized economic model doesn't work for workers, says AFL-CIO policy director Damon Silvers. Changing it won't be easy.
Rich Yeselson, a veteran union researcher, argues that organized labor needs to "accept some difficult realities" if it hopes to survive.
The problem is that these new forms of representation don't come with members paying significant dues.
One union has been trying to organize workers in California's burgeoning medical-marijuana industry. The problem? Crackdowns by the federal government.
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