Unions have been blamed for budget deficits and for pampering workers with high pay and cushy benefits. Labor leader Bill Fletcher, Jr. tackles those accusations in his book “They’re Bankrupting Us!” He traces the roots of anti-union myths, examines the movement’s missteps and lists significant labor contributions like the minimum wage and 40-hour work week.
Fletcher has been involved in the labor movement for decades, serving in organizations such as the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union. He is currently the director of field services for the American Federation of Government Employees.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Labor Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.