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Riz Khan
Attacking the US middle class?
Politician and activist Ralph Nader examines the future of workers' unions in the US.
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2011 12:14

Is war being waged on those who benefit most from the workers'' unions - the US middle class?

In Wisconsin, hundreds of thousands of people are protesting against a controversial bill that would take away state workers'' rights to collectively bargain for better wages and working conditions.

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Supporters of workers'' unions accuse conservatives of trying to break labour unions because they are viewed as the most powerful counterweight to corporate politics. But critics say unions have too much political power and restrain competition.

On Thursday''s Riz Khan we examine these issues with politician and activist Ralph Nader.

This episode aired on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

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