News With Ed -- January 26, 2017
Trump ‘shortsighted’ to meet only friendly union leaders – Our Revolution board chair
Across the US, membership in labor unions has shrunk dramatically over the past 30 years. Only 7 percent of American workers were in unions by 2016. Larry Cohen, board chair of Our Revolution and former president of the Communication Workers of America, joins RT America’s Ed Schultz to discuss the anemic role unions have come to play in our society and President Trump’s attempts to engage with union leaders who endorsed him in his presidential campaign.
‘Ungrateful TRAITOR’: Trump attacks Chelsea Manning via Twitter
Activists are concerned for the future of whistleblowers under President Trump after Trump called Chelsea Manning an ‘ungrateful TRAITOR’ for her criticism of Barack Obama. Beverly Hallberg, president of District Media Group, and liberal analyst Cathy Areu of Catalina Magazine, join RT America’s Ed Schultz to discuss the effect of Trump’s frequent and inflammatory tweets and the role they play in driving the news cycle and bypassing traditional news services.