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Voices of Labor in 2015: A Labor Day Special at the Minnesota State Fair

On-air date: 
Mon, 09/07/2015
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Labor Day—what does in mean anyway? To school- aged children it means the end of summer vacation. To the rest of us it signals the end of the summer and the slow descent into . . . well we won’t dwell on that now. It is also the last day of the State Fair—and to many, a day to celebrate and reflect on the role labor unions play in our society. 

Some say that we don’t need labor unions anymore. Today’s guests beg to differ. While the face of labor changes with the times, the ability of workers to organize remains as urgent now as ever.