Feb 23, 2018

02/23/2018: The biggest challenge to organized labor in years

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(U.S. Edition) The Chinese government has seized the control of Anbang, a firm that owns some high-profile U.S. properties. We'll look at Anbang's origins and why China is cracking down on it. Afterwards, we'll discuss a major Supreme Court case…

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Government unions face a big court challenge

Feb 23, 2018
The decision could mean a lot less money for unions that represent state and local workers.
Wendy Smith, president of AFSCME Local 558. 
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

(U.S. Edition) The Chinese government has seized the control of Anbang, a firm that owns some high-profile U.S. properties. We’ll look at Anbang’s origins and why China is cracking down on it. Afterwards, we’ll discuss a major Supreme Court case that could affect economic mobility. The case questions whether public-sector unions have a right to collect fees from government workers who refuse to join. Plus: A look at upgrades to the Real ID, and what could happen if states don’t comply with their requirements.  

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC