Sioux Falls AFL-CIO

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The role of unions has changed over time. Union members pioneered changes in America's work life such as weekends off and pay for overtime hours.

Kooper Caraway is the president of Sioux Falls AFL-CIO.

He joined In The Moment to discuss how the modern South Dakota Labor Movement reflects the shifting needs of working America.

A new report out from the AFL-CIO titled Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect says there were thirty-one workers killed in South Dakota in 2011. The report says that in the last three years the job fatality rate in America has not gone down, and that means more could be done to protect workers.

Mark Anderson is the President of the South Dakota Federation of Labor.  He says South Dakota ranks in the top five of the most dangerous places to work in the country.