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WASHINGTON (5/7/10)--Sunday's H&FF Radio covers the difference in pay and benefits between union and non-union immigrant workers, options and rights consumers have with debt collection, the latest government foreclosure initiatives for lenders and mortgage companies, and new survey results about money management. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. ET on the Radio America Network. The show also is carried on American Forces Radio Network. The one-hour program devoted to consumer finance issues is brought to you by America's credit unions and their 90 million members, and is presented by CO-OP Network. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and Radio America are podcasting Home & Family Finance through iTunes, Podcast Alley, Odeo, and other popular podcast library sites, as well as on Radio America and CUNA's websites. Sunday's show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, features Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:
* "Unions and Upward Mobility for Immigrant Workers." John Schmitt, senior economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, D.C., discusses how immigrant workers in unions are likely to earn more than their nonunion counterparts, and to have health insurance benefits and pension plans. * "Use Debt-Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights." Gerri Detweiler, consumer debt expert and co-author of "Debt Collection Answers," Sarasota, Fla., describes the options consumers have when they believe their legal rights have been violated. * "Can Washington Stem the Tide of Foreclosures? II" Deborah Goldberg, director, Hurricane Relief Project, National Fair Housing Alliance, Washington, D.C., provides updates on government directives put into action by mortgage companies and other lenders. * "Survey Reveals Silver Lining to Financial Crisis." Gail Cunningham, vice president, public relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Wichita Falls, Texas, covers data about spending, saving, acceptable reasons for defaulting on a mortgage, where to turn for financial advice, and more.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at CUNA. The radio show is sponsored by CO-OP Network, the national credit union ATM network; Cabot Creamery Cooperative, maker of award-winning cheddar; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve the country worldwide. For more information, read “New Hope and Help for Struggling Homeowners” and “Debt Settlement Sets a Costly Trap” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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