Wage inequality is a signature issue for U.S. labor unions. But the latest union attempt to organize workers failed. In recent weeks, an effort to form a union at a Volkswagen plant was narrowly voted down. This defeat has sparked a renewed conversation about how effective unions are in the new economy. Jessica Stone reports from Washington.
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For more on the future of labor unions in a changing U.S. economy, I’m joined by Philip Dine. He’s the author of State of the Unions: How Labor Can Strengthen the Middle Class, Improve Our Economy, and Regain Political Influence.