LA Tries an Anti-Wisconsin Approach to Unions

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This Friday, some 19,000 Los Angeles workers will vote to accept or reject what Mayor Villaraigosa calls "a watershed moment" in city history. A coalition of six union leaders agreed last week to increase their members' contributions to pension funds and to establish retiree healthcare contributions for the first time. The Mayor said that would save the jobs of 600 workers and spare the entire workforce from furloughs.

Credits

Guests:
Rick Orlov - Los Angeles Daily News - @Rickorlov, Julie Butcher - SEIU Local 721, Jessica Levinson - law professor at Loyola Law School - @LevinsonJessica

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal