Washtenaw United: A Labor Day conversation on the state of unions and a look forward to the future of the labor movementWEMU's David Fair marks Labor Day with a conversation with the president of the Huron Valley Labor Federation of the AFL-CIO. Ian Robinson offers his insights on what Labor Day really means, the current status of unions, and what the future holds as we continue to deal with wage disparities, inequities, and an ongoing technological evolution that will continue to replace human jobs.
Women in leadership positions in unions and the labor movement are still the exception rather than the rule. On WEMU's final Women's History Month edition of "Washtenaw United," David Fair will introduce you to a local woman who is among the exceptions. Gloria Llamas worked her way up to become President of the Communication Workers of America union before her retirement. Today, she remains active in egalitarian efforts to achieve equity among women and workers here in Washtenaw County.