Episode

7/6 Barry Eidlin: Labor’s Legitimacy Crisis Under Trump

July 6, 2017

Paul Ryan reminds everyone that Republicans need to destroy health care in order to fund tax giveaways for the rich.

Barry Eidlin, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University, explains why the Republicans war on labor is institutional. What are Right to Work laws. Labor leaders and reaching out to Republicans. Transactional politics and weakened labor unions. The problem with labor as a special interest. Union density in the United States and Canada. How labor unions have undermined themselves politically in the United States. The 1960s New Left and how it hurt labor and what needs to be done to revive the labor movement?

On The Fun Half: What is the dumb dumb left? Donald Trump talks about World War 2 in Poland and its pretty hilarious.  Trump, has another weird moment. Trump rambles about Russia and elections. Time Warner CEO says its Democrats are a bigger threat to the first amendment than Trump because they support campaign finance reform. Jesse Waters has “thoughts” about North Korea. Chris Christie spins for hanging out on a beach that his budget fight shut down for the public and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech, Kelly Carey @kellycare

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