Why the Focus on Factory Jobs?

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We hear a lot of political rhetoric touting good middle-class manufacturing jobs. But what's so great about factory jobs? How many people do they still employ? Is this the economic future we should be shooting for? We talk to someone who can put the political emphasis on factory jobs into focus.

Credits

Guest:
Harley Shaiken - Professor of Labor, UC Berkeley

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott