Monday, February 25, 2008

Your Call 022608 What role do unions play in the election?

What role are labor unions playing in the presidential election? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the relationship between organized labor and the Democratic Party. Labor unions have faced a decline in membership in recent decades, from 50 percent of Americans in 1950 to about 12 percent today. What do labor endorsements mean for the Democrats? What do they want in return? And how do they plan to keep the candidate accountable? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Donna Gerber, Director of Government Relations for the California Nurses Association

Taylor E. Dark III, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Los Angeles

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