Alyssa Hansen joins us from the Tennessee AFL-CIO to discuss the union membership numbers from 2016-2017 that we recently released, as well as their plans for activism in the coming year.
Trump’s proposed budget for the Social Security Administration was anemic, and the senate wants to cut it even further than that. But all is not lost! Witold Skwierczynski, President of AFGE Council 220, explains the gritty details in layman’s terms and tells us what we can do about it.
Kroger grocery workers are calling for the company to invest in their labor the way that they invest in other endeavors. We hear from Courtney Meadows, a File Maintenance Clerk there who is a member of their Contract Action Team, and Alan Hanson, UFCW Local 400 Mobilization Director.
Sam Sacks and Sam Knight join us from The District Sentinel to talk about Amazon as it continues to move toward a monopoly.
Trump’s threat of NAFTA withdrawal loses its edge, Megan Cassella reports for Politico.
Media Matters researcher Bobby Lewis reports: How to be a good American according to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade
Buck Geno of Work in Progress Radio joins us with special guest John Reurink of the Michigan Information and Resource Service to talk about big issues facing the residents of Michigan, and the latest on politics and policies happening in the state.
Media Matters’ Cristina Lopez discusses the lies riccocheting in the right-wing media bubble. https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/08/01/five-lies-are-ricocheting-infinitely-within-right-wing-media-bubble/217449
Randy Bryce is running for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district and we are
lucky to have him on the program. He is a veteran, cancer survivor, and a union
iron worker. His views and leadership are really what labor is looking for in these
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered a study on whether the shift toward
renewable energy affects the reliability of the electrical grid. Skeptical?
You’re not the only one – reporters from the LA Times and the Houston
Chronicle have pointed out flaws in this study, including who’s funding it
and who’s leading it. Media Matters’ Climate & Energy Senior Researcher
Kevin Kalhoefer joins us to discuss their report.