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Rust Belt Union Blues

March 12, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rust Belt Union Blues

In the heyday of American labor, the influence of local unions extended far beyond the workplace. Unions were embedded in tight-knit communities. Today, unions play a much less significant role. In Rust Belt Union Blues, Lainey Newman and Theda Skocpol provide timely insight into the relationship between the decline of unions and the shift of working-class voters away from Democrats. It makes a compelling case that Democrats are unlikely to rebuild credibility in places like western Pennsylvania unless they find new ways to weave themselves into the daily lives of workers and their families.

Lainey Newman is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School and a native of Pittsburgh.

Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University.

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