Union membership in the United States is at a record low. About 10% of workers nationwide are currently union members, and only 2.7% of workers in North Carolina are unionized, which places the state second-to-last in the nation.
Host Frank Stasio discusses the history and future of North Carolina's labor movements with professor David Zonderman, journalist Maxwell Millington, teacher Kristina Horton as well as Molly Hemstreet and Walter Vicente of Opportunity Threads.
Teachers nationwide continue to stage protests. Organizations like Fight for $15 are gaining power and steam. General Motors recently ended the longest autoworkers strike in recent history. Employees lost nearly $1 billion in wages while the company lost nearly $2 billion in production.