Saturday, May 30, 2015

Unions are essential

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From: "Robert Reich via MoveOn.org Civic Action" <moveon-help@list.moveon.org>
Date: May 29, 2015 12:32 PM
Subject: Unions
To: "Terry Travers" <trrytrvrs@gmail.com>

More economic growth, higher wages, shared prosperity: All by strengthening unions. 50 or 60 years ago, it was considered obvious.
The Big Picture
Dear fellow MoveOn member,

There is one solution to skyrocketing inequality that most of the TV talking heads love to ignore: Unions! It's no surprise.

Without unions, big companies like Walmart or Amazon can cut benefits, allow unsafe working conditions, slash wages, and pocket the massive profits.

Well, I'm not afraid to talk about how unions are essential—and I'm relying on you to get the word out. Please watch and share now:

Strengthen Unions

More economic growth, higher wages, shared prosperity—all by strengthening unions. 50 or 60 years ago, it was considered obvious; today, folks are afraid to talk about it. That's what decades of right-wing propaganda will do.

This video is the latest in the "Big Picture: Ten Ideas to Save the Economy" series I'm working on with MoveOn. And MoveOn has committed to campaigning on the ideas that get the most traction. So if you believe in fair pay for a hard day's work, you won't want to skip watching and sharing this video.

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

P.S. This is the seventh idea in our series "The Big Picture: Ten Ideas to Save the Economy." In case you missed the first six, once you've watched Strengthen Unions, be sure to check out the rest of the videos.

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