How are labor unions doing these days?

    It’s not easy to celebrate Labor Day when unemployment statistics are still worrisome and the state of American Unions is in flux. It doesn’t help when concerns about the effectiveness of a national health plan and apprehension about swine flew dominate the headlines. All that and a new look at partisanship in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief at the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    It’s not easy to celebrate Labor Day when unemployment statistics are still worrisome and the state of American Unions is in flux. It doesn’t help when concerns about the effectiveness of a national health plan and apprehension about swine flew dominate the headlines. All that and a new look at partisanship in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief at the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

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    This week on What Are We Thinking:

    – How are labor unions doing these days?

    – The latest poll reveal dramatic changes in how Americans identify with the two major political parties.

    – Despite concerns about Afghanistan, the economy and not foreign policy is the most important issue for Americans today.

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