“The right to organize means that people are standing up for themselves, why are Republicans against that?” asks Sandy Pope, president of the Teamsters Union Local 805. Labor day is Monday and aside from marking the end of summer, few Americans take the time to think about what the holiday means. But the nation’s unions are gearing up for an election season with some serious issues at stake: not just the Employee Free Choice Act, but the future of Social Security may be at risk.
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Pope joins guest host Ed Ott in studio to discuss what labor is fighting for this labor day, and whether anything has changed under Obama.