Labor union membership in the U.S. hit a record low in 2018, when just over one in 10 American workers were card-carrying members.
The drop off is the result of economic, legislative and judicial trends, including the U.S. Supreme Court decision last year that banned mandatory union dues for non-member, public-sector employees.
As tens of thousands of General Motors workers wrap up a third week of their nationwide strike, an historian, a labor leader and a prominent film documentarian of the labor movement consider the past and the future of American labor.
- Julia Reichert, documentary filmmaker. The Wexner Center for the Arts has a retrospective of Julia's work through the month of October.
- Julie Greene, historian of United States labor, immigration, and empire
- Tim Burga, president AFL-CIO, Ohio