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Stateside: Kids and Delta variant; union membership grows as workforce shrinks

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Today on Stateside, things to know about kids and COVID cases in Michigan. Also, two reporters share what they found among workers joining unions during the pandemic. What’s going on here? Is the bump in union membership part of a larger historical trend?

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Doctors: Pediatric COVID cases low, schools should mask to keep them low

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Stateside’s conversation with Beenish Ahmed.

  •  Beenish Ahmed is a reporter with Michigan Radio.

Why 15,000 Michigan workers joined unions during the pandemic

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Stateside’s conversation with Emily Lawler and Lindsay Moore.

  • Emily Lawler is a reporter with MLive.
  • Lindsay Moore is a reporter with MLive.

The pandemic isn’t the first crisis to have fueled union growth

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Stateside’s conversation with Harley Shaiken.

  • Harley Shaiken is a professor at the University of California-Berkeley, whose field of expertise includes labor and labor movements.
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