Building a Democratic Economy Discussed on America’s Work Force

Ted Howard, co-author of the book The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few spoke with America’s Work Force on Wednesday, July 31 about steps to take to build a more democratic economy.

The Making of a Democratic EconomyHoward first spoke about the Democracy Collaborative, which he co-founded. He explained how they work to create a new economic system to have more inclusive outcomes for different groups of people and promote sustainability. He also discussed his book and the steps that the United States needs to take in order to build a more democratic economy. According to Howard, the three steps are; impact investing in the economy, a public banking system and protecting and strengthening pension funds. He said that we need to take collective action for the common good if we want to build a democratic economy which allows all groups of people the opportunity to flourish.

Legal Aid Society CLEMelanie Shakarian, Director of Development and Communications for the Legal Aid Society in Cleveland, Ohio spoke with AWF on July 31 about creating the country’s first right-to-counsel legislation when dealing with housing cases. She talked about wanting to do this because everyone deserves a fair shot at representation when it comes to keeping a roof over their head. Shakarian also talked about the Legal Aid Society and how they receive funding from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation and grants from institutions around the area.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about workers in Texas dying on the job as a result of poor working conditions.



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GOP Tax Cuts Discussed on America’s Work Force

Marshall Auerback, contributing writer to the Independent Media Institute spoke to America’s Work Force on Tuesday, July 30 about the GOP tax cuts.

Marshall Auerback Independent Media InstituteAuerback discussed the GOP tax cuts, led by President Trump, and how they have hurt American’s more than they have helped. The purpose of the tax cuts was to have money to create more jobs but the tax cuts have not come back to create the jobs they promised, rather, they accelerated offshoring. According to Auerback, one of the major examples of this was the AT&T tax bailout. AT&T asked for a tax cut, which they promised they would use to create thousands of jobs for every billion they were saved. After receiving 20 billion dollars in tax cuts, no jobs were created and thousands were destroyed. Auerback said that AT&T took this tax break and offshored their call center jobs after promising to create more jobs.

Michael Li Brennan Center for JusticeMichael Li, senior counsel member at the Brennan Center for Justice joined AWF on July 30 to speak about voting safety in America. He talked about the ongoing issue of gerrymandering districts, voter fraud and election security. Li highlighted that 41 states still use archaic voter registration systems, leaving them vulnerable to hackers. Lastly, he talked about the push to pass legislation on purging voters who have not participated in any elections in the past six years.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about medicare’s 54th birthday after President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law on this day in 1965.



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Air Traffic Controllers Discussed on America’s Work Force

Trish Gilbert, executive vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association spoke with America’s Work Force on July 29 to discuss the importance of unity amongst air traffic controllers.

National Air Traffic Controllers AssociationGilbert began her time with AWF by talking about how unionized air traffic control workers give back to their union by devoting their time, even when off the clock, to help improve the union any way that they are capable of or by simply helping other members of the union. She said that even in So-Called “Right-to-Work” states, union density is still high amongst air traffic controllers. Gilbert said that this is because workers see the value in joining a union and understand that it is in the best interest of themselves, their job security, the bargaining rights of themselves and their coworkers. Furthermore, Gilbert talked about how the government shutdown from late 2018 until early 2019 added extra stress to the already immensely stressful job of the air traffic controllers and how it affected the safety of air travelers. Lastly, she discussed the budget for air traffic controllers and she hopes it remains a priority so that they can effectively do their jobs.

Warrior’s Journey HomeJohn Schluep, founder and CEO of Warrior’s Journey Home spoke with AWF on July 29 about his foundation and what they are all about. Warrior’s Journey Home is a non-profit organization designed to help heal the invisible wounds that veterans carry with them after they return home from the service. Schluep said that the organization hosts “healing circles” where veterans are welcome to show up, share their stories and provide spiritual healing for themselves and one another.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed American Federation of Government Employees speaking out against President Trump after he made racist remarks to four freshmen Congresswomen.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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What Lies Ahead: Future of Youngstown, Ohio Discussed on America’s Work Force

John Russo, writer for Working-Class Perspectives and retired professor emeritus from Youngstown States University spoke with America’s Work Force on July 26 about the future of Youngstown, Ohio.

John RussoRusso first discussed the Youngstown newspaper, The Youngstown Vindicator, and how it is being shut down. He discussed the effect that it would have not only on the community, but also to the newspapers suppliers. Russo explained why it is so important for people to receive their newspaper so they can stay up-to-date with current events, news and more, as it covers their surrounding towns and communities. He then talked about how the newspaper is not the only business being shut down in Youngstown, and as more and more businesses close, it feels as if the city of Youngstown is being wiped off of the map. Lastly, Russo talked about why there needs to be proper communication between Republicans and Democrats if they want to make any progress on any type of law or legislation.

United Steel WorkersFred Redmond, United Steelworkers vice president also joined with AWF on July 26. Redmond talked about President Trump manufacturing issues between Republicans and Democrats and how it is a risk to the United States’ democracy. He also spoke about working former general president of the USW, Leo Gerard, and how he paved the way for the success of the steelworkers union during his time in office.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about election security and driving more people to the polls to vote.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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New NAFTA Discussion Continued on America’s Work Force

On Thursday, July 25, Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director with the AFL-CIO spoke to America’s Work Force about what needs to be done before passing the new NAFTA.

AFL-CIOSamuel began his segment on AWF by talking about union strength and union density increasing. He then discussed the passing of the Butch-Lewis act and how it strengthens pension plans. Samuel also talked about the new NAFTA agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), and how he finds it flawed. He does not believe that the USMCA covers workers rights enough and wants to keep updating it before it is called to vote to pass. Samuel wants to see more worker protections, more bargaining rights, and more job security for all workers and does not feel that the USMCA encompasses all of those things just yet.

For Our Future OHDaniel Van Hoogstraten, communication director of For Our Future Ohio also spoke to America’s Work Force on Thursday, July 25. Van Hoogstraten talked about their organizations progressive values, such as economic prosperity for all and building stronger public schools. He also talked about broken promises and how the public needs to stay on top of their government officials and keep them accountable for their words and actions. He stresses that if public figures say they will try to make changes, people need to keep the pressure on them about it or they will never see changes in their communities.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the Protect the Right to Organize Act.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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Before Trump, There was Perot

Micah Sifry, writer for The Nation Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on July 24 about his article titled “Before Donald Trump, There was Ross Perot.”

The Nation MagazineSifry spoke about the late Ross Perot, who passed away on July 9, 2019. He talked about how Perot showed, long before Donald Trump, that a billionaire tycoon could run for president. Perot, who made his fortune as a software tycoon, ran as an independent presidential candidate against the then President George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Sifry mentioned how Perot had been leading the polls against the two parties front runner candidates. Lastly, Sifry spoke about why Perot was so successful, and also what his downfall was in the election.

John Murphy, Teamsters Local 122 secretary treasurer, spoke to AWF on July 24 about House Resolution 397, or better known as the Butch-Lewis Act. He discussed saving pensions in America and what could be done to help protect multi-employer pensions. Finally, Murphy discussed the rates on loans, specifically the pros and cons from both political parties.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about Ohio House Bill 6 passing, better known as the nuclear bailout bill, and why it is such a catastrophe for Ohio tax payers.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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Problems With Boeing Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tom Buffenbarger, former general president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers joined America’s Work Force on July 23 to discuss issues Boeing is having with their workers.

IAM International Association of Machinists and Aerospace WorkersBuffenbarger discussed Boeing Company outsourcing their software programming to India where workers are earning nine dollars an hour. There are many things wrong with this situation, according to Buffenbarger. He said that the workers are non-union, and nowhere near as thoroughly trained with the software as IAM members are. This is a safety hazard, not just to the workers, but also to the people who will fly on these planes. One major complaint that Buffenbarger had about Boeing outsourcing software programming, other than not using trained union members, is that it is an obvious stunt to increase profits. By outsourcing, they are saving money on labor, and thus increasing their potential profits. Lastly, he spoke about the newly elected leader of the Department of Labor, Eugene Scalia, and what he thinks the future of American workers will be with him in charge.

CCVSC Cuyahoga County Veterans Service CommissionJon Reiss, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Veteran Services Commission joined AWF to discuss their financial assistance applications. He said that the CCVSC is a hardship-based organization and steps in to help veterans when they are going through tough times and need financial assistance. Reiss detailed what a person would need to bring when visiting the CCVSC office, if they were applying for the financial assistance program.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the Ohio state budget, which was due at the beginning of July, and how Mike DeWine, Governor of Ohio, just signed off on the budget last week.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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Problems with Power Before Policy Discussed on America’s Work Force

Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society, also known as ACS, and author of The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections, spoke with America’s Work Force on July 22 about enforcing policy.

Caroline FredricksonFredrickson first began her time on AWF by explaining what the American Constitution Society is all about. She said that the ACS is a non-partisan organization who firmly believes that the law should be enforced and upheld at all times for all people. Fredrickson then discussed how there has been attacks on unions in America, explaining that people are attempting to form unions, though it is against the law, but it is being swept under the rug. She mentioned people needing to be persistent when fighting for their rights and how all of the small victories will continuously build on top of one another.

Transport Workers UnionJohn Samuelson, president of the Transport Workers Union discussed the problems with American Airlines and unions in America. American Airlines was granted a temporary restraining order against the UAW to get in the way of writing up a contract, but Samuelson said they will not back down. He then went on to talk about how American Airlines was having their planes maintained outside of the United States to save money and earn a better profit. Samuelson stressed that there is no reason these planes should be receiving non-emergency maintenance outside of the U.S. and it is raising quality control concerns with the UAW.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the newly appointed Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia, and his anti-labor views.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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Side Effects of Mefloquine Discussed on America’s Work Force

Mark Seavey, assistant director at the American Legion, spoke with America’s Work Force on July 19 about the side effects of an anti-malaria drug.

Mark Seavey American Legion MagazineSeavey, who had previously served in the United States military, spoke about the side effects soldiers may have, if given a drug to prevent contracting malaria. He said that the drug is called mefloquine and many soldiers were suffering major side effects from the drug. Seavey told a story about his battle buddy in the military, who after taking mefloquine, did not sleep for four days and was suffering from hyperactivity. He also told stories about other soldiers who suffered some major side effects after taking the anti-malaria drug. Lastly, Seavey talked about American Legion baseball and the various professional baseball players who played in the Legion league.

Norm Wernett Alliance for Retired AmericansRich Fiesta, executive director at the Alliance of Retired Americans spoke with AWF on July 19 about a minimum wage increase over a span of the next few years, increasing from $7.25 to $15.00 an hour. He also talked about how the minimum wage increase will be able to help people’s social security. Finally, Fiesta talked about pensions and House Resolution 397.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about a minimum wage increase, the benefits of it and how the Cadillac Tax is now dead.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, BMA MEDIA GROUP, COLUMBUS-CENTRAL OHIO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL, CUYAHOGA COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE COMMISSION, COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA, DAN DEVERNA, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 6, LABOR CITIZEN MAGAZINE LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS-AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, UCOMM BLOG, UNITED STEELWORKERS.

Medicare for All Discussed on America’s Work Force

Eric Wilson, president of I Sell Health, Inc., spoke with America’s Work Force on July 18 about the direction of healthcare in the United States.

I Sell Health Wilson first discussed the Affordable Care Act and whether or not he believes if it will be around much longer. He talked about the Texas vs. United States case where a judge is claiming that the ACA is unconstitutional and how Americans could be affected without the ACA. Next, Wilson talked about his company, I Sell Health, Inc., and how the various health insurances work. Lastly, Wilson discussed medicare for all, and what would need to be done in order for it to be successful.

United Steel WorkersLeo Gerard, former president of the United Steelworkers, also known as USW, spoke with AWF on July 18 about the future of the USW. After 18 years as the union’s general president and 53 years as a member of the USW, Gerard decided it was time to retire. He talked about Tom Conway, who will be the new president, and other members who will be receiving new positions. Lastly, Gerard mentioned how, although he is retired, he will still try to be a good resource for members of the USW if they have any problems or would like any advice on how to approach situations within USW.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about protecting a person’s retirement, and a labor win in Minnesota.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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