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Labor Movements In The U.S.

Tony Vacca stands in solidarity with GM workers currently on strike outside of the Parma plant on Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019.
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Tony Vacca stands in solidarity with GM workers currently on strike outside of the Parma plant on Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019.

Labor union membership in the U.S. hit a record low in 2018, when just over one in 10 American workers were card-carrying members.

The drop off is the result of economic, legislative and judicial trends, including the U.S. Supreme Court decision last year that banned mandatory union dues for non-member, public-sector employees.

This fall, tens of thousands of General Motors workers went on a nationwide strike. And the documentary "American Factory,” about the Fuyao Glass plant in Dayton and directed by Yellow Springs residents Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, won the 2020 Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: a historian, a labor leader and a prominent film documentarian consider the past and future of American labor.

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