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The State of the Unions

— Unions in the United States are working hard to make up ground they lost in the changing realities of the modern work world. At one time, half of American workers were in a union. Now the number is just one in eight.

Minnesota Public Radio's Mainstreet Radio team examines "the State of the Unions," in this series of stories looking at how unions have changed their organizing strategies.

The laws governing strikes are different and that's affected who and how unions are trying to organize. We'll also look at how union workers feel their unions are representing them, and whether unions are relevant in the high-tech economy of the 21st century.

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