How unionization efforts impact non-union workers, Dog breeds and personality

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Striking workers outside a General Motors plant
Striking plant workers cheer outside the General Motor assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Bryan Woolston/AP Photo

After Starbucks recently announced pay raises for non-union employees, we talk to an expert on organized labor about how unionization efforts impact employees who aren’t in unions. And, do dog breeds impact a dog’s personality? We look at recent research on the question, and take your calls.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Michael Childers Guest

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