America’s Oil Refinery Strike: Why It Deserves Your Support


The cost of refining oil into gasoline is a tiny cost of what you pay at the pump. The labor portion of refining costs is equally small. In fact, out of every 2,000 gallons of gas you buy, about 50 cents goes to refinery labor. But even that is more than the oil companies want to spend. The companies have been cutting staff and deferring maintenance to the point that refineries are increasingly dangerous for workers and surrounding communities. The United Steelworkers represent the workers and they mainly want a safe place to work and restored staffing levels. Is that too much to ask?

Guest: Frank Emspak
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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.