Tweaking the balance of power between labor and employers
Jul 15, 2021

Tweaking the balance of power between labor and employers

Change is coming to the National Labor Relations Board — how might that affect how it does its work? Plus, we consider Federal Reserve Chair Powell's latest pronouncements on inflation and a new study that makes a compelling economic case for improved early childhood education.

Segments From this episode

Why the Federal Reserve "is hedging its bets on the side of employment over inflation" right now

Diane Swonk, chief economist of Grant Thornton, joins us to review.

Biden administration picks to labor board could change the outlook for unions

Jul 15, 2021
A Senate committee is set to consider two Biden appointees to the National Labor Relations Board.
Organizers in support of the unionization of an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, earlier this year. The NLRB completed the vote count in April. Workers voted to reject the union.
Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Study underlines the economic importance of early childhood education

Marketplace’s Chris Farrell says research based on the Perry Preschool Project shows broad, long-term benefits of early investment.
K and Pre-K students gather for a class portrait at Yung Wing School in New York City.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer