With Labor Day right around the corner, Townsquare Sunday takes some time to look at the contributions of labor unions in the United States. Organized labor in the 20th century can certainly be credited with helping to make the workplace safer, ending child labor, improving working conditions, and bargaining for higher wages for its members. But unions, particularly those in the private sector, have fallen on hard times in recent years. Kimberly Wilson, Director of the UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center joins Jim Phillips for a discussion on contributions made by labor unions, and what their future may be in the years ahead.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

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