Labor expert John Logan explains why unions and organizing dominated headlines recently

John LoganThere have been a number of headlines lately about unions, such as teachers striking and journalists pushing to unionize. Why now?

What’s unique about the teachers’ strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma and other states is they are happening in traditional Republican states where unions are weak. For the complete story, read State of the Union: A Q&A on the modern organized labor movement.

John Logan is a professor and chair of the College of Business’ Labor and Employment Studies program. He is a labor historian and an expert on the anti-union industry, anti-union legislation in the U.S. and comparative labor issues.