Raymond Hogler, professor of labor law and employment relations at Colorado State University, will visit DCU Business School on Thursday 22nd June to deliver a public seminar entitled ‘Why American Labor Unions Will Die: The Trump Administration and US Employment Policies’.
Raymond will speak about the effect of Donald Trump’s election as President on organised labour in the US and, more specifically, on the demographic of workers responsible for his victory. The argument is that culture rather than economics explains Trump’s success in capturing key industrial states. His support depended on white middle-aged male voters without college degrees, the same cohort that makes up the backbone of unions in the United States. The likelihood is that Trump’s policies will further immiserate the American working class rather than invigorate it. In three key areas, Trump’s presidency will result in lower union membership density and higher inequality of wealth. The cultural orientation of Trump’s supporters outweighed politics, policy, and competence in selecting a national leader.
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