Alyssa Hansen from the Tennessee AFL-CIO joins us to talk about her excitement for the 2018 state legislative session in January as well as the governor’s race
We have Steve Newman and Jennie Shanker from Temple University in Philadelphia come on the program to talk about how they have finally gotten their union contract after 15 months of negotiation. One of the biggest wins was a 15% pay increase for the lowest paid workers at the University.
This week on Just Transitions with Dr Patty DeMarco we have Eva Resnick-Day from the Sierra Club on the program to talk about how Pittsburgh is moving towards 100% renewable energy by 2035. A surprising fact given by Eva is that there are twice as many jobs in the renewable energy field than there are in the fossil fuel industry in Pennsylvania.
This week on The New American Economy with Dr Patty Demarco we have Mike Krauss, a chair of the PA Public Banking Project, on the program to go over why public banks are much better banks than the banks that we are familiar with. Not only are costs lower in public banks, but they also contribute to the local economy because the only shareholders are the people in the community.
Lauren Dezenski from POLITICO joins us to talk about how Trump’s voter fraud panel is wrong about New Hampshire’s voting process and their criticisms are unfounded.
From Media Matters we have Bobby Lewis on with us to tell us how Alex Jones made claims that Donald Trump is being covertly drugged. We also chat about how fact denying is something that has gone on for a long time in America.
Berry Craig of the Kentucky ALF-CIO comes on the program to give us news of Democrat wins in special elections in Republican districts including in the red state of Oklahoma.
Doug Cunningham of Worker’s Independent News joins us to talk about how National Nurses United has sent around 1000 nurses to Texas and Florida to aid in hurricane relief. We also discuss how the Foxconn project in Wisconsin isn’t going to break even for 25 years for the state.