*SMLR-Net, the source of selected news on labor and employment relations and human resource management** * Title: How Can Labor Be Saved? Date: Feb. 20, 2013 Source: The Nation Author: Josh Eidelson, *Kate Bronfenbrenner*, *Richard D. Kahlenberg, Moshe Z. Marvit*, *Suresh Naidu and Dorian T. Warren, Larry Cohen, Bhairavi Desai, Maria Elena Durazo, Karen GJ Lewis*
*Summary: *Vultures are circling American unions. One month after scoring a defensive victory in the November elections, organized labor suffered a once unimaginable body blow: the passage of “right to work” legislation in Michigan, the latest longtime labor stronghold to become the site of a devastating defeat. In January, the federal government announced that private sector unionization has fallen to a new historic low of 6.6 percent, down from more than one-third of the workforce a few generations back.
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