In Labor Movement, A Rising Female Leader
On this Labor Day, roughly 12 percent of Americans are labor union members, as compared to 20 percent in the early 1980s. Amid economic uncertainty, unions strive to keep those they represent employed — all by agreeing to contracts loaded with concessions. This is a criticism lobbed at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Sandy Pope is the first woman to run for president of the Teamsters Union. She speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden about her work toward empowering labor unions.