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Current Event September 11, 2014

Organizing Labor Movements Without Unions


The success of workers at the Massachusetts supermarket chain, Market Basket, is making labor movements across the country rethink their strategies. In this labor dispute, workers walked off the job to protest the CEO of the company being fired. They didn’t come back to work until he was reinstated by the board of directors. All this was accomplished without a union. This public radio story looks at the ways the Market Basket strike is unique and how it can and can’t be duplicated by other labor movements or unions. Listen to learn more about the power of using technology to organize and the importance of management joining collective action.

Economics Civics/Government Labor Technology

Story Length: 4:17

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WBUR

AIR DATE: 09/03/2014


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