Russian TV: Amazed Trump is doing Putin’s job for him

Today’s Action: Support Unions

Today’s Top Stories:

Russian TV programme
Russian state TV gushes Trump is doing Putin’s job of wrecking NATO for him

A guest on Russia’s state television network on Wednesday found herself stunned by President Donald Trump’s performance at this week’s NATO summit… [more]

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John Schnatter resigns as Papa John’s Chairman after admitting his racist ways
A racist Trumper with too much money resigns as Chairman of the Board of Papa John’s Pizza after being caught out using the n-word on a conference call.… [more]

Take Action: Demand Trump fire the white supremacists in the White House!

Obama and Solar Energy
People In All 50 States Are Defying Trump’s Efforts To Undo Obama’s Climate Saving Legacy With This Online Service

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Sessions and nominee
GOP Senate confirms Trump unqualified DOJ nominee with ties to Russian bank

The Senate confirmed President Trump’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s Criminal Division despite concerns about his ties to a bank that has come under scrutiny by the FBI.… [more]

Take Action: Add your name to stop Trump from giving the NRA’s favorite lawyer a lifetime judicial seat

Trump trashes Germany, then wimps out face-to-face with Merkel
Trump once again went on the attack against Germany, one of America’s closest allies. But soon after, in a face-to-face meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he was too cowardly to repeat his rhetoric.… [more]

Trump tweet

Trump leaves the entire internet confused with a gravely “misspelled” tweet
The president turned heads as everyone tried to figure out whether he had just made a typo or a sexist attack.

Mueller team listening to Manafort’s jail phone calls
Contrary to his lawyers’ court filings, the former Trump campaign chairman says he’s being treated like a ‘VIP’ in prison… [more]

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People are saying Trump wants apology from progressive merch store

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Today’s Action: Support Unions

Unions received a blow last month with a right-wing Supreme Court decision that overturned a 40-year precedent on labor rights. Going forward, unions will have less funds to advocate on behalf of and protect workers.

Labor unions have been the backbone of America since the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800’s. It’s unions we have to thank for safe working conditions, liveable wages, job benefits, overtime, the minimum wage, weekends — and very often, the lack of unions is to blame when those values are missing from a place of employment.

The power of working people truly does lie in unions — and with healthcare rights quickly disappearing and a president who makes no secret of prioritizing corporate interests, it’s more important than ever that we support and participate in organized labor.

In a union? Get to your union website today, sign up for your next meeting, and see what’s happening to mobilize against this latest move from the Supreme Court. No union? You can create one. The AFL-CIO has the tools and people to help you stand up for yourself and all workers around you.

Corporate America works hand-in-hand with the Republican party to crush the power of working people. Today, many of the biggest employers in the United States are aggressively non-unionized, part of an overall, union membership decline for a half century. How has that been for working people? Here’s a graph of union membership and income inequality over the last century:
Union membership graph

The fact is, unions are the single best tool workers have to combat income inequality, protect their rights, and fight for their own prosperity. There isn’t even a close second. An attack on unions is an attack on working people — period.

Thankfully, with a little help from the AFL-CIO, the power to organize is no further than the person in the mirror looking back at you.

If you’re in a union, call or get on the website and find out today what efforts are being made to strengthen workers rights. No union? No problem. The AFL-CIO has people and tools ready to assist you.

You are the union and the union is you.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand McConnell allow a vote on the bipartisan bill to stop Trump from firing Special Counsel Mueller, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.