Why Do We Demonize Unions and The Postal Service?

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Unions are demonized in media and their efforts working people support aren’t covered. If you don’t like NAFTA, the TPP, and similar trade policies, who are you going to call? If you need help with voting rights and civil rights, who are you going to call? If a workplace is unsafe or cheats its employees, what number do you dial? The truth is: Union companies are more productive than non-union companies. Unions brought you weekends, vacations, eight-hour days, benefits, child labor protections, workplace safety, pensions, profit-sharing, and health benefits. America’s prosperity coincides with union prosperity. Sorry, that’s the truth. In a recent show, a guest said unions are needed in China to achieve future progress. Otherwise, the Chinese will lose their gains to lower-wage countries like Vietnam. So why are unions demonized? Can’t we work together? Also, let’s unleash the United States Post Office and let them provide basic banking services for lower costs and let them provide lower-cost broadband service that is faster, less-expensive, Constitutionally-allowed, and competitive with private internet service providers. Let the Post Office show a profit, a return on investment, and a benefit we all own.

Guest: Frank Emspak
Learn more at: Workers Independent News

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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.