Tonight, Governor Cuomo issued is annual State of the State address and addressed many issues that New Yorkers are facing – some more pressing than others. He lauded his accomplishments and spoke of “practical progressivism”. Governor Cuomo is not a true progressive. A Democrat he may be, but a progressive in the same vein as Franklin Roosevelt he is not.
Unions have for all of American history been something that has been hard fought for and many sacrifices have been made by its supporters to ensure workers rights are protected, fair wages are had, and the general well being of the unionized, and non-unionized worker is protected – when unions are strong, the American economy is strong and in turn the American people are strong.
00:23 – Unions in the United States
01:12 – Opposition to Unions
02:10 – Anti-Union Violence
02:28 – Unions Help ALL Workers
5:30 – Benefits of Being in A Union
06:40 – Benefits of Free Trade
07:45 – Outsourcing in the United States