The state of the labor union The nurses' one-day strike made history for its size. Professionals like nurses are why unions have seen some growth, while the membership in traditional trade unions has declined. And budget deficits at the state and federal levels may create even less bargaining room for public employee union members like teachers.9:06 a.m.
Richard Hurd: Labor historian at Cornell University.
Barry Bluestone: Professor of political economy at Northeastern University.
The children of gay and lesbian couples A new study says the kids of lesbian couples are better adjusted than children raised by heterosexual partners. Parenting by lesbian and gay couples is at the heart of the controversy over whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in more states.10:06 a.m.
Nanette Gartrell, M.D.: Professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco who has studied the same group of lesbian parents for many years.
Dale Carpenter: Professor of law at the University of Minnesota law school.