The Role of Labor in America’s Future

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Labor has been maligned in discussions about America’s competitiveness and economic future. The truth is: America’s economic success correlates with the establishment of labor unions. When labor unions thrive, America grows. When labor declines (as has recently occurred), economic expansion and widespread prosperity falters. As Yogi Berra once said, “You can look it up.” So what is the role of labor unions in today’s global competition? Are unions outdated? Should corporations have all the power in determining wages, benefits, and working rules? Listen to two labor organizers from the Southwest Organizing School for the AFL-CIO and decide for yourself.

Guest: Carole Oppenheimer, Morty Simon
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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.