| By Kevin C. Brown |

March 1, 2011 — Recorded as the confrontation over state workers’ rights came to a head in Wisconsin in the winter of 2011, Georgetown University historian Joseph A. McCartin discusses the history of public sector union activism in the U.S. during the 20th century and the current struggle to preserve union rights in Wisconsin. McCartin is the author the book “Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America.”

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in April 2013.

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