American labor at a crossroads
WBUR - 09/01/2014
Labor Day is a time to dust off the grill and gather with friends and family. But it’s also a time to celebrate, and think about, the American labor force. And to look how the economy, how technology, is changing work. Wages are stagnating. Manufacturing jobs disappearing. Technology upending whole industries. Many people who hold jobs that once put them squarely in the middle class are finding it hard to stay afloat. There are small pockets of the country that are thriving, and large pockets that are not. This hour, On Point: Labor activist Van Jones and others on the American labor force.