Opioid Addiction Treatment Discussed on America’s Work Force

Dr. Andrew Waismann, accelerated neuroregulation (ANR) developer at Landmark Hospital in Naples, Florida spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 18 about new methods to help individuals recover from their opioid addiction.

Dr. Andre WaismannWaismann discussed why rapid detox and other forms of rehabilitation are quick fixes for opioid addiction, but still leave damaging effects on people. He said that with rapid detox methods, the body would go through aggressive withdrawal and are unable to regulate how the body produces certain chemicals such as endorphins. With ANR, Waismann said that it works to decrease the body’s receptor production that it built while addicted to opioids and help the body return to its natural and balanced way of producing chemicals. He said that during the treatment, the body’s endorphin-receptors are re-regulated back to the body’s state before the drug dependency occurred. Waismann mentioned that he believes this treatment is more effective than detox and will allow the person to return closely to how they were before their addiction.

Dr Everett KelleyDr. Everett Kelley, National Secretary-Treasurer for the American Federation of Government Employees spoke with AWF on Sept. 18 about good faith bargaining and unions maintaining their strength. He said that day-by-day, the Trump administration is working to bust unions in anyway that they can. Dr. Kelley also talked about an AFGE day of action called “Rise Up, Fed Up” He said during this day of action government employees will voice their thoughts on why they need collective bargaining and unions for their own safety.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors and how the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are standing with them and refusing to cross picket lines.



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Labor of Lunch Discussed on America’s Work Force

Jennifer Gaddis, assistant professor at UW-Madison and author of The Labor of Lunch spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 17 about getting better school lunches in schools.

Labor of Lunch Jennifer GaddisGaddis talked about bringing in better food for school lunches and how it will benefit not only the kids, but also the workers. She said that by having schools switch over to non-industrialized, the food will be better quality, and better jobs could be made out of it. Gaddis spoke about cafeteria workers and how they could have better quality jobs if there was quality food to give the children because they would spend more time working to make the food, rather than providing frozen meals. Workers would see higher wages and more hours, while the children are provided higher-quality and nutritional food. She also discussed teachers organizing free school lunches for a school’s less fortunate children.

OFT-AFT Melissa CropperMelissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT) spoke with AWF on Sept.17 about affordable housing for teachers. She discussed the large amount of turnover in teachers in Mcdowell County, W.V. because they cannot afford to live in the area. Cropper said that the county is testing out an affordable housing plan for educators in the area in hopes they will be able to retain their teachers. She also spoke about the Teacher Health and Wellness Act. The purpose of this act is to assist in reducing teacher’s stress to make sure they are able to do their job to the best of their ability.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the United Auto Workers at General Motors plants across the United States going on strike. He said that there are over 49,000 workers participating in the strike.



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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Self-Sufficiency Through Employment Discussed on America’s Work Force

Bishara Addison, senior manager of policy and strategic initiatives of Towards Employment Ohio spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 16 about individuals finding self-sufficiency through employment.

Towards EmploymentAddison explained the mission of Towards Employment Ohio and how they work to help individuals find self-sufficiency through employment. She talked about how her organization helps people learn the skills and gain the necessary tools in order to find and maintain a career. Addison’s organization will assist anybody looking to better themselves in order to build a successful career and become self-sufficient. She mentioned that they will help guide former-felons down the path to re-entry into the workforce because everyone deserves a fair shot at a sustainable career. Addison lastly talked about an annual event, Get in the Game, which is a celebration and fundraiser for the participating businesses involved with Towards Employment Ohio.

Mike PolensekCleveland City Councilman, Mike Polensek spoke with AWF on Sept. 16 about the possibility of Sherwin Williams leaving its current global headquarters in Cleveland. Polensek said that Sherwin Williams may be looking to move out of Cleveland in order to expand their company. He also talked about Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and the call for a more thorough investigation into crimes his grandson allegedly committed. Polensek talked about how there was a demand for an external investigation of the crimes Mayor Jackson’s grandson allegedly committed because people feel like he received biased treatment and a lesser punishment because of his grandfather, Mayor Jackson

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about United Auto Worker members at General Motors going on strike. He said that upwards of 49,000 employees in GM factories across the country went on strike after their contract expired over the weekend.



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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At-Will Employees Discussed on America’s Work Force

Justin Madden, lawyer with Justin Madden Co. LPA spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 13 to discuss at-will employees.

Justin MaddenMadden began his conversation by talking about how Ohio is an “at-will” state, which means that employees could be fired at the discretion of their employers, at any time, for a good reason or no reason at all. That being said, an employee could do everything that their job required them to do and do it well and their employer could still hypothetically fire them. Madden said that in a private sector, this would not be the case, so only public sector workers are affected by working in an at-will state.

Progressive PopulistJim Cullen, editor of The Progressive Populist was the second guest on the Sept. 13 edition of America’s Work Force. Cullen spoke about the Trump administration and what America will be like after he leaves office. He also talked about President Trump having members of his administration admit to things that he may have done that were not necessarily legal, to divert the attention and bad publicity away from him.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about Uber and the company misclassifying their employees as independent contractors and the trouble that comes with it.



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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State of Work in Ohio Discussed on America’s Work Force

Amy Hanauer, Executive Director of Policy Matters Ohio spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 12 on the topic of workers in the state of Ohio.

Policy Matters Ohio Amy HanauerHanauer discussed workers and their wages in the state of Ohio. It was mentioned that nine out of ten jobs in the United States earn less than $36,000 as their yearly salary. Hanauer also said that little has been done to close the wage gap between men and women, and women of color are receiving even less on average than all others. Finally, she discussed how going to college to further a person’s education used to help them get a better, higher paying job, which is no longer the case.

 

UAW United Auto WorkersJosh Nassar, Legislative Director of the United Auto Workers spoke about the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USCMA) and what needs to be added to it before Congress signs off on it. He talked about needing to address pharmaceutical drugs and making them more affordable in the United States, and make it more about helping people than filling the pockets of big pharma executives.

 

Senator Sherrod BrownSenator Sherrod Brown discussed corporate stock buybacks during his time on the Sept. 12 edition of AWF. He said that corporations are using stock buybacks for their own personal gain rather than sharing the wealth with their employees, so he proposed that for every $1 million made in profit from stock buybacks, $1 is given to every employee. Sen. Brown also talked about gun safety laws and regulations and how little progress is being made on banning certain types of guns even in the wake of the recent shooting tragedies across the U.S.



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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Eco-socialism was the Main Topic of Discussion on America’s Work Force

Gloria Mattera from the Green Party spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 11 to talk about how implementing eco-socialism could benefit society.

Gloria Mattera Green Party Mattera first talked about the decrease in Americans who have health insurance and how President Trump continues to dismantle the healthcare system former President Obama had implemented. She then talked about how the Green New Deal and how it talks about universal healthcare and how to make it work. Mattera then transitioned into eco-socialism and what it is all about. She said that eco-socialism aims to find alternatives to socially and ecologically destructive practices. Eco-socialism aims to end systemic prejudices, aggressive capitalistic practices and non-renewable resource farming. Lastly, Mattera talks about privatizing green energy efforts and make them more democratic so less affluent areas are also able to work towards moving toward green energy.

The Labor CitizenTom Germuska, Jr., editor of the Labor Citizen spoke with AWF on Sept. 11 to talk about the upcoming September issue. In the upcoming edition, Germuska said that Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) and the disdain for them were the center of attention. He said that during the comment period on IRAPs, 325,000 union construction workers commented about why they do not like them. United States Department of Labor said that the number of comments was the most amount of comments given on a single issue. Germuska also talked about Ohio House Bill 6 and why the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council supported it.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about 8.5 percent of Americans who are not receiving healthcare, and remembers those who lost their lives 18 years ago today during the terror attacks.



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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America’s Work Force Discussed Richard Trumka’s Interview with Fox News

In early September, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO joined Fox News Sunday and discussed the United States-Mexico-Canada-Trade Agreement (USMCA).

AFL-CIOTrumka sat down with Fox News Sunday, the day before Labor Day to talk about why he does not think the USMCA is passable as it stands right now. He said that it is not enforceable and it will be a windfall for corporations and a disaster for workers. Trumka stated a few reasons as to why he does not believe it is passable as it stands. One of the reasons is that it allows either party to stop arbitration, which would ruin any progress of mending any problems between workers and their company. He also gave his opinions on the good and bad President Trump has done for workers since he took office.

Communication Workers of AmericaFrank Mathews, Communication Workers of America, District 4 administrative director spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 10 about the AT&T tax scam. He talked about AT&T breaking their promise to create more jobs with the profits that were made after their tax break, and instead of creating jobs, they offshored them. Mathews did say that employees did see an increase in their wages, however, it was only two cents an hour. Again, he stressed how this is nowhere near what was promised and the workers feel cheated.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about British Airways pilots going on strike and the Battery Wharf Boston hotel workers striking for better conditions and better pay.



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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Changing Gas Companies Discussed on America’s Work Force

Andrew Tinkham, senior outreach and education program specialist with the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 9 about people changing their gas companies and saving money on their contracts.

OCC Ohio Consumers Counsel Dan DoronTinkham first discussed overly aggressive marketers for gas companies forcing people into contracts and making them pay more than they should. He said that some representatives of these gas companies are recommending their most expensive monthly plan as the best option and not letting the consumer decide on their own. Tinkham then talked about the best steps on how to change gas companies and how to get the best contract possibly for gas. He said that before picking the first plan you hear, research different companies and their plans before making a decision to ensure you are getting the best for your money.

Terry O’Sullivan, General President of Laborer’s International Union of North America (LIUNA) spoke with AWF on Sept. 9 about why industry recognized apprenticeships programs (IRAPs) are not good for the workers. He said that with IRAPs, the industry will be the watchdog and make sure the apprenticeships are up to standards, but this is dangerous because they can lower or change safety regulations to anything they want, putting workers at risk. O’Sullivan also talked about transportation infrastructure and the need to fix and improve our roads and bridges. He said that a lot of infrastructure across the United States is in desperate need for improvements, but cities won’t put money into the repairs, meaning people are in danger of getting hurt due to infrastructure failure.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed call center jobs and unions in support of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.



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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IRAPs were the Main topic of Discussion on America’s Work Force

Dorsey Hager, Executive-Secretary Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 6th about IRAPs.

Dorsey Hager Columbus Building and Construction Trades CouncilHager spoke about Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, also known as IRAPs, and why he does not think that they are up to the standard they should be. When it comes to union apprenticeships, their training is intense and thorough to ensure that when an apprentice is working on a jobsite, they are able to do their job safely and be able to go home at the end of the work day. IRAPs strip down safety regulations for apprenticeships, which in turn will make job sites less safe, not only for the one worker, but for everyone else around them on the jobsite. Hager also talked about the large amount of construction in Columbus, Ohio and even though people may be upset at the amount of traffic caused by the construction, jobs were created and their economy is being stimulated. He said that people have to remember when they see orange barrels, jobs were created there, making an effort to improve the city.

Cleveland SceneCleveland Scene writer, Sam Allard also spoke with AWF on Sept. 6. Allard talked about his newly published article “I See a Cleveland Rising. I See Trouble on the Way.” In his article, Allard spoke about Cleveland and how people are talking about seeing the city move in a positive direction with all of this talk about creating economic prosperity for all, but it is all just talk. He said people cannot simply say these nice things, they need to act on it.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about pension accountability act, and chicken producers conspiring with one another to withhold wages, and even cut wages, to employees they suspect are illegal immigrants.



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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Tipped Minimum Wage Discussed on America’s Work Force

Malcolm Burnley, senior writer for the Fuller Project and contributing writer to TIME magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 5 to discuss the tipped minimum wage.

Malcolm BurnleyBurnley focused on servers who receive tipped minimum wage and how they may not receive the federal minimum wage per hour after receiving their tip. He said the tipped minimum wage is under $2.20 and some patrons do not tip their servers, causing them to miss out and not even make it close to earning minimum wage. Burnley said the problem is not just the patrons, although they should tip a worker who provides a service for them, but the problem is there being a tipped minimum wage put in place, rather than just letting them earn the federal minimum wage. You can’t put the responsibility on the patrons to ensure your employees will earn the minimum wage, and that is why it is a flawed method of payment. He also discussed how the tipped minimum wage doesn’t make up for all of the sexual harassment and abuse these workers receive from customers.

Ohio State Senate Kenny YukoOhio senator, Kenny Yuko spoke to AWF on Sept. 5 to discuss red flag laws for purchasing firearms. Lawmakers continue to ask themselves what could be done to prevent all of these mentally inept people who show signs of harming themselves or others from being able to possess a firearm and came up with red flag laws. Red flag laws say that if a person is showing signs of being a danger to themselves, or society, their guns are legally allowed to be taken away from them, temporarily. Senator Yuko also discussed Ohio House Bill 6, the nuclear bailout bill, and the referendum that could possibly overturn it.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Representative Tim Ryan being upset with President Trump for reallocating billions of dollars from the military fund into the construction of the southern border wall.



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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