Paul Frymer on Unions and Iowa Primary in Des Moines Register

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Paul Frymer, Professor of Politics and CSDP faculty associate, is quoted in the Des Moines Register about the role of union voters in the Iowa primary, "Recapturing the union: Democrats fight to bring back labor voters who jumped ship to Trump." 

And some Democratic proposals, such as "Medicare for All," concern union members who fear the universal health care plan could eliminate hard-fought medical benefits they've negotiated over decades, leaders say.

"That’s the tricky thing," said Paul Frymer, a politics professor at Princeton University. "Because they're in unions, workers get benefits that other Americans don't have — good health care, retirement packages.