InfluenceWatch Podcast #272: The Folly of Reimagining Big Labor

A new union-curious faction of conservatism is growing in the run-up to the 2024 election. Leading the charge is a group of otherwise solidly conservative legislators (you’ll recognize the names) and policy wonks who have the ear of venerable conservative think tanks (you’ll recognize these names, too) who insist that if conservative candidates are going to win, they must reimagine 75 years of union distrust and take seriously the idea that the right has become the party of the working man. And the working man, they reason, might just need unions. CRC’s labor policy expert Mike Watson disagrees and he, along with our colleague Ken Braun, joins the podcast today to discuss statism from the right.
Listen to “Episode 272: The Folly of Reimagining Big Labor” on Spreaker. 

Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga., but found herself drawn to Washington, DC, the birthplace of her mother, after completing a master’s degree in public administration from…
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Ken Braun

Ken Braun is CRC’s senior investigative researcher and authors profiles for InfluenceWatch.org and the Capital Research magazine. He previously worked for several free market policy organizations, spent six…
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Michael Watson

Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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