This week on Informed Action with Allen Kukovich and Tom Balya we have a upbeat discussion about political candidate Greg Gianforte choke slammed a reporter and how this crime will affect his ability to win his election. We also cover other important topics, like how President Trump spoke at the NATO conference and did not reiterate the US’s commitment to Article 5, despite this being something that was anticipated.
This week on Just Transitions with Dr Patty DeMarco we talk about safety standards in the petroleum refinery industry, and our guest to help us talk to about this is Mike Wilson of the Blue Green Alliance.
Eric Boehlert from Media Matters comes on the program to talk about how Sean Hannity is losing sponsors after claiming that 26 year old Seth Rich who was killed in a robbery was ordered to be killed by the Clintons despite these rumors being baseless. He decided to go on vacation after the lose of sponsors, and we’ll have to see if Fox News is going to let him come back from vacation.
Aaron Greenburg and Julia Powers from Local 33 at Yale join us to talk about how Yale refuses to bargain with the workers in Local 33 and their hunger strike to attempt to bring the Yale administration to the table. Julia also brings up the serious problem of how in cases of sexual harassment it is often that the victims of the harassment are the ones forced to leave and the perpetrators are allowed to stay.
Nathan James, the President of AFGE Local 3331 joins us to talk on the Local’s fight to protect the EPA. He says that the proposed cuts to the EPA will make a very difficult mission nearly impossible.
Alyssa Hansen, communications director for the Tennessee AFL-CIO, gives us an animated wrap up of the state’s legislative session.
Even charter school operators say they don’t want their funding to come at the expense of public schools. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, shows us how increases in public school funding can save impoverished communities.
Beth Tarasi, candidate for the PA 12th district, joins us to talk about why she’s running and what she stands for.
“NBC’s Thomas Roberts details Fox News and Sean Hannity’s role in spreading Seth Rich conspiracy,” Alex Kaplan reports for Media Matters
“It’s a smart idea if you’re a politician not to antagonize the press any more than you have to,” Berry Craig from the Kentucky Labor Council says with a laugh. He discusses the tenuous relationship between the press and the politicians in KY and in the nation.