Jim Chase of Cut To The Chase Talk Radio and Bill Black the Legislative Director for the Teamsters in Michigan come on the program to discuss ways in which capitalism is running amuck and hurting working people. Canada has even demanded that The United States take Right to Work off the table at NAFTA negotiations. We have to end this race to the bottom when it comes to the quality of the products and services we provide here in the United States just to keep wages low.
Jim Chase of Cut to the Chase Talk Radio talks to us about Betsy DeVos and her efforts to push a religious agenda for everyone in the country’s education system. This is in cooperation with the effort to privatize every aspect of our government that works for the average people in this country.
Joe Malizia and Jim R. AFGE from Veterans Affairs in Philadelphia Join us to talk about what the VA does and some of the issues that they face.
Segment 1: Will Attig from The Union Veterans Council joins us to talk about how the problem with the VA Hospital is not the workers it is the administration and congress who refuse to staff and fund the VA so that it can work properly.
Segment 2: Nikki Wentling of Stars and Stripes comes on the program to talk about the difficulties that a research project to see how marijuana can help veterans with PTSD and TBI because they are having a hard time finding eligible candidates. It also is unclear as to why the VA is not doing better to get more participants for this important research.
Segment 3: Joe Malizia and Jim Rihel of AFGE Local 940 join us to urge people to support bills 3459 and S1723 which fully fund and staff the VA. These VA issues are not partisan issues and shouldn’t be so difficult for congress to pass.
Former teacher Michael Johnston and host of Cut To The Chase Talk Radio, Jim Chase join us to discuss a lot of the issues going on in our country right now. One of the main points that we hit is the fact that all of these issues that Trump is brining up like DACA or the transgender military ban are not only terrible attacks on Americans, but also are a distraction from the Russian collusion investigation.
Jim Chase and Shawn Ellis join us by phone to discuss union members’ role in disaster relief.
Jim Dean from Democracy for America joins us to talk to us about what it looks like for the coming election in 2018. He says that there is a good chance that party incumbency is going to matter a lot less than it has in the past. He also mentions that it is very surprising that there are democratic opponents for every seat in Kentucky and that hasn’t happened in a long time.
From Media Matters we have John Whitehouse on the program to talk about how Laura Ingraham decried the removal of confederate monuments. These monuments were erected to empower Jim Crow laws. What we really need are monuments that reflect real American values.
Jim Chase joins us from Cut to the Chase radio to discuss the politics of infrastructure repairs, and some snarky ideas on how to fix the potholes.
Josh Sword joins us from West Virginia AFL-CIO to talk about how WV’s Governor has decided to switch parties and become a republican to garner sympathy from Donald Trump. We also go over a few other issues that West Virginia is facing, including how coal barons are hurting their own industries by refusing to compromise on any issues.