AT&T Looking for a Bailout Discussed on America’s Work Force

Frank Mathews, administrative director for the Communication Workers of America, District 4, spoke with America’s Work Force on June 11 about AT&T asking for money for a bailout.

Communication Workers of AmericaMathews discussed the ongoing problem with AT&T and how they continue to claim that if they receive a certain amount of money, they will invest in the company and create more American jobs. Time and time again, AT&T has proven that they are liars and continue to take the money given to them and have not followed through on their promises to create more jobs. In fact, Mathews said that over 3,500 call center jobs from AT&T have been offshored to Mexico since the bailout began. He said that negotiations for new contracts are still in the works with AT&T and that he hopes they stick to their promises of creating “shovel-in-the-ground jobs” for more Americans.

Tim Miller Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 33 SMW LU 33Tim Miller, business agent for Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 spoke to AWF on June 11 about the many job opportunities in the trades, specifically sheet metal work. He spoke about how to get started in the sheet metal trade and what a person will have to go through in order to become a sheet metal worker. Miller described how those who are accepted into the program will enter a five-year apprenticeship program, which will combine classroom instruction with on-the-job training. After discussing the benefits that come with an apprenticeship, he went on to talk about how a Cleveland area high school is partnering with SMW LU 33 by showing students their facilities and providing information about the trade, showing demonstrations of the trade and how it is a viable career option.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Kaiser Permanente in California and the mental health clinicians demanding better resources. He said that clinicians at Kaiser have been working without contracts since September of 2018.



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Improving America’s Infrastructure Discussed on America’s Work Force

Terry O’Sullivan, general president of Laborers’ International Union of North America spoke with America’s Work Force on June 10 about improving and repairing America’s infrastructure.

O’Sullivan discussed America’s infrastructure and the ever-increasing need for repairs and improvements on it. He said that President Trump mentioned that the United States would put near two trillion dollars into the infrastructure budget, but will need nearly double that to make substantial improvements across the country. O’Sullivan then talked about how even when the new gas tax is implemented, there is still going to be more investment needed into infrastructure programs to get the job done. Lastly, he talked about the Dreams and Promise Act and how Dreamers could make a big impact in the construction industry since there is currently a shortage in construction workers.

OCC Ohio Consumers Counsel Dan DoronDan Doron, public affairs director with the Ohio Consumer Counsel spoke with AWF on June 10 to discuss First Energy Solutions. House Bill 6 is a bailout plan for First Energy Solutions and will collect subsidies from all Ohio utility users, not just those who use First Energy Solutions. Doron said that what First Energy Solutions is doing right now has been done before; a utility company will go bankrupt, then try to collect bailouts using subsidies. He then discussed a current bill that will push allowances to local entities with whether they would prefer to use solar power or wind power rather than letting the state choose for them. Finally, Doron provides some tips for utility users who may be moving soon or have recently moved.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the nurses victory at Johns Hopkins hospital in Maryland and how the hospital will no longer garnish wages, prevent them from speaking about unions or organizing, and other labor laws that they had been previously breaking.



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Nuclear Energy Bill Discussed on America’s Work Force

Dorsey Hager, executive secretary-treasurer at the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council spoke to America’s Work Force on June 7 about House Bill 6.

Dorsey Hager Columbus Building and Construction Trades CouncilHager discussed Ohio House Bill 6, dealing with nuclear energy. He expressed his opinion of being in favor of keeping nuclear power plants functioning, despite push back from other members of the building trades council. Hager also talked about a two year, $600 million workers compensation bill and whether he thinks it will be helpful or not. Furthermore, he mentioned the people and organizations that the Columbus/Central Ohio Building Trades will be endorsing, including but not limited to, Mayor Ginther, Judge Judy Thomas, and attorney Jessica D’Varga. Lastly, Hager talked about the building trades council’s 2019 D.A.D.’s Day Shoot and why they do it.

Cleveland SceneSam Allard, writer with Cleveland Scene spoke with AWF on June 7 about the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland and its expected completion in Fall 2019. He also said how they will need to borrow more money in order to finish the project. When all is said and done, the project will have cost an estimated $185 million. Allard then talked about the nuCLEus project, located near the mixed use complex in Cleveland. He also spoke about decrepit county jails in Ohio that are in desperate need of money to fund repairs and improvements.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the proposed sale of the General Motors plant in Ohio to become an electric car plant and how it won’t replace all of the jobs lost from the shut down after the end of the Chevy Cruze production.



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The 75th Anniversary of D-Day was Recognized on America’s Work Force

Cathy Gorn, executive director of National History Day spoke with America’s Work Force on June 6 to remember the D-Day invasion in 1944.

National History Day NHD On the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Gorn remembers the brave soldiers who were part of the most significant event to help turn the tide in the Allies’ favor during World War II. Gorn believes that the younger generation is less aware of the events that happened on D-Day because of the rise in focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) study over history. Gorn also talked about students studying D-Day at the beaches of Normandy, and learning about the “silent heroes” who did not return home from that invasion.

Schwarzwald, McNair and Fusco LLPJim Porcaro, partner at Schwarzwald, McNair and Fusco LLP spoke with AWF about union-side lawyers and what they do to protect worker rights. He also discussed the most recent Supreme Court ruling with the Fair Labor Standards Act and employer status.

The Flying Tigers Same KleinerSam Kliener, author of The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan, gave an overview about what his book was about. On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, he also gives homage to his father who was a pilot of a B-25 navigator during WWII.

 

 

 

 



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Labor Law Protections Discussed on America’s Work Force

Senator Sherrod Brown joined America’s Work Force on June 5 to speak about labor laws being changed and who they will affect.

Senator Sherrod BrownSen. Brown spoke about labor laws being taken away and how they will directly hurt workers by taking away their whistleblower protections. He said that workers who were fired for filing claims against their companies regarding their rights will no longer be protected and that it completely strips away one of the most necessary protections that they are entitled to. Sen. Brown also talked about pharmaceutical prices and how they are still skyrocketing, crippling people financially who desperately need their medications. Lastly, he discussed manufacturing camps for children, where children are able to go visit certain manufacturing plants and find out what they are all about, how it is a viable career, the endless career possibilities that come with it and more.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the updates from the United Steelworkers. Leo Gerard, international president of the USW, announced his retirement in 2019 after 18 years as head of the union. Gerard will be succeeded by Tom Conway, international vice president of the USW. Ferenc said that over the course of his career, Gerard time and time again stood up and advocated for worker rights and social justice, among other great things. He also spoke about the American Medical Association speaking out against the single payer healthcare model.



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 Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO spent some time speaking with America’s Work Force on June 4, about the renegotiation of the new NAFTA agreement.

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Burga spoke about the new NAFTA agreement, renamed as the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), and how there is still work that needs to be done on it. He said that one of the main things that needs to be focused on is reversing some of the adverse effects that it has had on the United States over the past 25 years. Burga also said that they need to focus on the fair trade portion of the agreement and making sure that workers protections are kept in mind. Lastly, he spoke about the Great Lakes Regional Meeting, which he attended, and how there were workshops on programs to elect more union members into congress, keeping congress accountable for their actions and economics.

BlueGreenAllianceMichael Williams, the interim co-executive director for the Blue Green Alliance spoke with AWF on June 4 about rebuilding America’s infrastructure and preserving the environment. When talking about infrastructure improvements, Williams mentioned that it is good that there are all of these plans being brought up on the subject, but it will take real public investment to make a difference. He brought up that the more infrastructure improvements that are made, the environment will begin to be cleaned up. One example that Williams made is that if we were to fix our water systems, there would be less pollution in our water, and we will be able to move water around more efficiently. Finally, he talked about the Lift America Act.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) returning to bartending to advocate for a minimum wage increase and tipped worker minimum wage increase.



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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Summer Scams to be on the Lookout for Discussed on America’s Work Force

Sue McConnell, president of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau spoke to America’s Work Force on June 3 about popular scams of the summer.

Sue McConnell Better Business BureauThe first scam involves trying to sell your timeshare. McConnell said that there are companies that will tell someone they can help them sell their timeshares, and end up charging their victim ridiculously high fees for their services. The second scam that McConnell talked about was counterfeit goods online. She warned consumers to be careful when purchasing online, especially from China, because they sell counterfeit products and will scam the consumer out of their money. Lastly, McConnell addressed door-to-door magazine subscription scammers. She said that women will go door to door asking consumers to subscribe to a magazine because the money they make from the subscriptions will help them get their kids back from child services.

Mark Gruenberg PAI Press Associates Inc., Union NewsMark Gruenberg, writer for Press Associates Union also appeared on this edition of AWF. Gruenberg talked about the Labor Federation dropping their budget for organizing efforts from 30 percent down to 10 percent of their budget. He also spoke about the Debbie Dingell plan for transportation and infrastructure funding, specifically how raising the gas tax might not be as effective as they think.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the American Federation of Government Employees negotiating a new contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and also the Trump administration stripping whistleblower protections.



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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Saving the Future of Work Discussed on America’s Work Force

Edward Hess, author of Humility is the New Smart, spoke to America’s Work Force on May 31 about the future of work and what can be done to protect workers.

Edward Hess

Hess spoke about the future of jobs in America and what can be done to protect workers. He said that within the next 15 years, 47 percent of jobs in America will become automated; an estimated 80 million jobs. With the amount of jobs that could hypothetically be lost, Hess spoke about what needs to be done right now to create a stronger safety net for those people who could lose their jobs. Lastly, he talked about the three jobs in America that will be around, even after many jobs turn to automation.

Tim OrtmanTim Ortman, author of Newsreal: A view Through the Lens When…, spoke with AWF about his career as an incredibly accomplished cameraman and how the media has changed over the years. Ortman traveled to five continents over the course of his career and detailed in his book how political atmospheres differ as a witness first-hand. Lastly, he spoke about “fake news” and how it is being used as a smokescreen to divert people’s attention away from something that may be hurtful to a person’s character, but is still based off of truth.



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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Silent Voters Discussed on America’s Work Force

Al Neal, staff writer for People’s World spoke with America’s Work Force on May 30 about silent voters during the 2016 presidential election.

People's World Mark Gruenberg

Neal discussed voters during the 2016 election who voted for Donald Trump because they did not like the other candidates that were listed. He talked about how they were putting their trust into President Trump with their vote and how they are paying the consequences for it now. Neal said that he had went and talked to farmers and other silent voters and how they feel betrayed that the president did not keep up with his promises that he had made during his campaign trail and that they are being hurt. Lastly, he talked about legislation being put in place to try and help the farmers, but they do not like it because they do not like handouts; they want the president to act on the promises that he had originally made.

Cowden Associates Elliot Dinkin, president and CEO of Cowden Associates spoke with AWF on May 30 about what Cowden Associates is all about. He said that they work with benefits, and retirement plans for entities to be efficient, cost effective, competitive, and compliant. Lastly, he discussed senior financial executives using their savings to increase their funding and if they are actually acting on it.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Ohio cutting energy mandates and house bills that are being brought up to counter the energy mandate cuts.



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 Mapping out Districts in Ohio Discussed on America’s Work Force

Alex Tausanovitch, director of campaign finance and electoral reform from the Center for American Progress spoke with America’s Work Force on May 29 about the problem with the mapping of districts in Ohio.

CAP Center for American Progress

Tausanovitch talked about gerrymandering and how it has become a big problem in Ohio. With this being such a prominent problem in Ohio, he said that districts political party interests are not being represented as accurately as they should be. Tausanovitch then discussed how all states do not have their political parties draw the districts and that some will have a neutral third party do it for them so that there is no gerrymandering or unfairness. He said that there is a push for an independent commission to draw the districts for states using statistical evidence for their reasoning to be as thorough and fair as possible.

sober house Mallory Neuberger

Mallory Neuberger, author of the book Sober.House, spoke to AWF on May 29 about the struggle with drug addiction and not being afraid to seek help. Neuberger discussed her past and her struggle, turned dependence, on drugs, and how she finally found the courage to ask for help from her unsuspecting husband. She then talked about a sober house, called the Frog Pad, that she set up for women to help other women struggling with drugs and alcohol to get back on their feet again using a 12 step program.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the department of health and human services and the changes that they are making.



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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