Inside Government - August 7th, 2009

Thursday - 8/6/2009, 8:04pm EDT

Michael D. Yates
Author of "Why Unions Matter"

  • Union organizing, collective bargaining, and strategies for forming a union

  • How the Employee Free Choice Act will strengthen the U.S. labor movement
  • Why public sector unionization has increased, and what the private sector must do to increase its membership as well
Elise Gould
Director of Health Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute
  • Health care reform and address the possible taxation of employer-sponsored health care benefits
  • Where the small business community fits into the health care reform debate

Tom Webb
President, AFGE SSA Local 3615
  • Local 3615's victory to secure an increase in transit subsidy benefits for SSA employees in the Washington, D.C. area