Unionizing Campaign Workers Discussed on America’s Work Force

Jesse Case, secretary treasurer of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 238 spoke with America’s Work Force on April 24 to discuss unionizing campaign workers in Iowa.

Case spoke about why there is a need to unionize the campaign workers in Iowa, where Local 238 is located. He said that the workers are working long hours, sometimes in dangerous conditions, and need the help of unions to bargain with them. Case said that the campaign workers that they have organized are under his local, 238. Furthermore, he was proud to say that the Iowa democratic party recognized Teamsters Local 238 as the official campaign representative.

Case continued his interview speaking about the Teamsters union and how they have the infrastructure and size for bargaining nationwide. He said that the Teamsters are a diverse union with members in every county in Iowa, and members in every state in the public and private sectors.

 

Mark Naymik, analyst for Cleveland.com spoke with AWF on April 24 on a variety of topics. One recurring topic that Johnson spoke about was Cleveland City Councilman Ken Johnson and the ongoing investigation against him. Naymik reported that the FBI is now investigating Johnson, saying he is now required to turn over all of his receipts to see if how much compensation he is requesting matches up with what he actually spent. Also, he is now required to fill out and submit thorough expense reports.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about President Trump’s tariffs on washing machines and the effects of it. He said that as a result of the tariffs, the price of washing machines went up, as did drying machines.



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Undercover Employee at Walmart Discusses Experience on America’s Work Force

Hugo Meunier, author of Walmart: Diary of an Associate, talked about what he learned about Walmart while undercover on the April 22 edition of America’s Work Force.

walmart: diary of an associateIn 2012, Meunier went undercover as a Walmart associate for three months to investigate and record how the employees were treated. He stated that there was a brainwash type culture where employees were trained to denounce bad employees, sell out other employees if they don’t do things the Walmart cookie cut way, and to become “yes-men” to their superiors. Meunier touched on how employees would have individual meetings with their managers where they would push an anti-union agenda onto their workforce, saying that unions are only in it to work for themselves, not the company, and that is why the employees should not unionize.

PhRMARobert Zirkelbach, executive vice president of public affairs for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), spoke with AWF on April 22 about changes to medicare and prescription prices. He said that there is new legislation coming out called “Medicare Part B,” which is a program to help seniors receive discounts on their prescriptions, whether in a hospital or from their doctor. This program would increase access to complex medicines as well as allow the government to price prescriptions like other countries do.

Transportation Trades Department Larry WillisLarry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department was the last guest on the April 22 edition of AWF. Willis spoke discussed union busting moves in the aviation and rail work industries by people introducing legislature to make it easier to decertify unions in these sectors. He also talked about transit workers being assaulted on the job and discussed potential protections to keep them safe.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the ongoing Stop N Shop strike and the massive amounts of support that the workers are receiving during their strike.



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America’s Work Force Gives an Overview on U.S. Business Relations with China

John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and contributing writer with The Nation magazine spoke to America’s Work Force on April 18 about worsening relations between the U.S. and China and why it is happening.

Feffer first spoke about China’s steel industry and dumping steel into the United States, ruining the U.S. steel market. He then went and talked about the digital infrastructure and how the U.S. government is not supportive of China using it to collect data for their own personal gain. Next, Feffer spoke about the U.S.-China rift growing larger and larger, creating military concerns and possibilities of hostility towards each other. Lastly, he discussed China’s increase in spending on cleaner energy and how because of that, they unquestionably became a leader on clean energy development.

Crystal Bryant Cuyahoga County Office of ReentryCrystal Bryant, director of the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry also spoke to AWF on April 18. Bryant talked about providing resources for people who have been released from their incarceration and need help with reentry in the workforce. She also spoke about providing platforms for people who have successfully reentered the workforce to speak about the benefits of the program, in hopes that others take advantage of it as well.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about video game developers who are working 100+ hour work weeks with no overtime consider unionizing to protect themselves.



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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Federal Employee Pay was the Main Topic of Discussion on America’s Work Force

Arnold Scott, American Federation of Government Employees district 6 national vice president spoke with America’s Work Force on April 17 about the government’s attack on federal employee pay.

AFGE American Federation of Government EmployeesScott began his time on AWF by talking about a newly proposed budget and how it will hurt federal employees and their pay. He then went on to talk about how no federal employees have paid parental leave and how he believes that it is unfair for them. According to Scott, only 14 percent of companies in the United States allow paid parental leave and he believes that number is way too low and needs to go up. Lastly, he discussed H.R. 1140, which deals with transportation federal security.

The Labor CitizenTom Germuska, Jr. editor of the Labor Citizen spoke with AWF on April 17 about the North American Building Trades Legislative Conference and gave a brief overview of what went on there. He said one of the many cool things that occurred at the conference was nine Democratic candidates for the upcoming 2020 presidential election spoke and talked about what they are bringing to the table. He also talked about Workers Memorial Day, which is on April 28, and events in the area to celebrate the day. Lastly, Germuska spoke about the May edition of the Labor Citizen.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about UAW workers at Volkswagen Chattanooga plant working hard to unionize.



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 School Funding Formula Discussed on America’s Work Force

Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers joined America’s Work Force on April 16 to speak about schools getting their fair share of government funding.

OFT-AFT Melissa CropperCropper talked about how there needs to be a new school funding system that will equally spread out money allocated to properly fund these schools. She discussed how urban and poor school districts have fallen victim to “flat funding” which she said is where they will receive less funding than a more wealthy school district. Cropper said that many people are calling the current funding system unconstitutional with how they are deciding who will receive more funding, even though everyone is supposed to get the same.

Cropper then went on to talk about schools preparedness for school shootings with more and more live shooter exercises. One school took their drills a little too far and grabbed four teachers, lead them into a room, and shot them execution style with an airsoft gun. Cropper was talking about how horrifying that is and how there are much more practical and safe ways to do these drills.

Jeff Bryant Our Schools Independent Media InstituteJeff Bryant, freelance journalist with the Independent Media Institute spoke to AWF on April 16 about wasting valuable money on charter schools. He talked about a charter school grant program that is taking money away from other school funding and how it is causing schools to have to cut programs so that they are able to remain open. He said one thing that is upsetting many other schools is that this charter school grant program is asking for more money, even though their education is being cut, and how he thinks they should be thoroughly audited so that people can see they do not need more money.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School Shooting and how schools have changed since then.



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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Ohio’s Approved Transportation Budget Discussed on America’s Work Force

On April 15, Representative Tom Patton (D-OH) spoke with America’s Work Force on Ohio’s newly approved transportation budget.

State Representative Tom PattonPatton first talked about the gas tax increase of 10.5 cents per gallon of gas that will be enforced starting in July. He said that the money from the gas taxes will go to helping repair bridges in Ohio that are in desperate need of maintenance. Patton then went on to talk about the red light camera bill, which he is not in favor of. He said the bill will allow cameras to be set up on traffic poles, take videos of people breaking traffic laws, and send them a ticket within 30 days of the traffic violation. Patton does not like the idea because he said that people likely won’t learn anything anything from it and that it does not teach the same type of lesson that having an actual police officer pull someone over and ticket them would.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEWMike Muzik, executive board with IBEW Local 38 Cleveland also spoke to AWF on April 15. Muzik talked about electrical workers in Cleveland and jobs they have been working on. He also talked about apprenticeships and how it is a viable option for a career. Apprentices earn a livable wage and receive benefits while learning their trade on the jobsite, gathering no student debt, unlike college.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Bernie Sanders speaking at the General Motors, Lordstown, Ohio plant.



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 LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

 

Concerns Over Workplace Safety Discussed on America’s Work Force

America’s Work Force dove into the topic of workplace safety and discussed some real life cases pertaining to it.

Justin MaddenJustin Madden from the Madden Law Firm in Ohio spoke to America’s Work Force on April 12 to go into detail about workplace safety cases. He first informed listeners that safety on a jobsite is both the responsibility of the landowner and the project manager, not just one or the other. If someone sees something that is a safety concern, they are required to bring it to attention. One case that Madden ran through was Michaels v. Ford Motor Companies, which was taken to appellate court to find a verdict over who was the negligent party in a workers unfortunate death at a Ford Motors factory.

Progressive PopulistJim Cullen, editor of the Progressive Populist spoke to AWF on April 12 to cover the May 1 edition of the Progressive Populist. Cullen’s main talking points were over the GOP and their “war on the sick and the poor.” He also discussed the major healthcare provisions.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about a teacher strike and people who don’t support it, feeding the strikers cookies laced with laxatives.



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 LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

America’s Work Force Looks into Wage Theft in Ohio.

America’s Work Force tackled wage theft from employees running rampant in Ohio and what to do to counter it.

Policy Matters Ohio Amy HanauerMichael Shields, researcher with Policy Matters Ohio spoke to America’s Work Force on April 11 on the topic of wage theft being more prominent than people think within Ohio businesses. He said that according to a recent study, Ohio ranks number two, nationally, for their share of workers who are currently dealing with, or have dealt with wage theft. Shields claimed that according to the previously mentioned study, 5.5 percent of workers in Ohio deal with wage theft. Shields also discussed certain things that are deemed wage theft, such as not paying for a full-hours work, not paying employees overtime, minimum wage violations, and more. He also mentioned that often times, most workers do not report wage theft because they are unaware of their rights, or they are worried they will face repercussions for filing a complaint against their management.

UAW United Auto WorkersJosh Nassar, legislative director with the United Auto Workers also spoke to AWF on April 11. Nassar discussed the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement and labor law reform. On trade, he said that one thing that needs to be addressed is the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. From 2012 to 2016, the price of insulin doubled and Nassar said that big pharmaceutical companies were able to get away with it because there is little competition in that market and there is not a lot of price regulation on it. Nassar also talked about vehicle identification numbers and how they could be used to tell consumers when, where and what company their vehicle was made.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential candidate, visiting Lordstown to talk to UAW workers as well as the teachers that are on strike in Youngstown, Ohio.



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 LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

America’s Work Force Takes On The Immigration Issue

America’s Work Force tackled the hot topic of the day, immigration, and how immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. are being treated by border patrol agents.

Dr. Jill SteinJill Stein, a two-time Green Party presidential candidate, joined America’s Work Force on April 10 and talked immigration. She claimed President Trump instructed border patrol agents to turn away all immigrants coming towards the U.S.’s southern border, no matter their reasoning. Stein said argued such orders are against the law and these immigrants have a right to enter the U.S. to seek asylum, be released into the country after filing paperwork and have a court hearing to determine its validity.

Stein then argued the money President Trump requested to complete the construction of the southern border wall should be put into funding immigration courts, which would allow more asylum cases to be heard and processed. This, Stein reasoned, would decrease the number of people in detention centers or the number of illegal immigrants who are caught and released. Stein felt the U.S. should focus on becoming a superpower of human rights.

Vicky WardAlso on the show was New York Times best-selling author and investigative journalist Vicky Ward, who spoke to AWF about her new book Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the need to improve America’s infrastructure, as well as Bank of America implementing a minimum raise wage up to $20 an hour. BOA said they raised their minimum wage because their business has been doing well and they feel the success of a company should be shared their employees.



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 LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

America’s Work Force Examines AT&T Layoffs Following Tax Break

America’s Work Force discusses communication giant AT&T, who after receiving corporate tax cuts, promised they would create 7,000 jobs for every $1 billion in profit, but has instead laid off 1,200 employees.

Communication Workers of AmericaFrank Mathews, from the Communication Workers of America District 4, spoke with America’s Work Force on April 9 about AT&T’s broken promise. He said AT&T claimed they needed the tax break because they were struggling. They the CWA that if they received a tax break, they would create more jobs. Unfortunately, AT&T got their tax break, but cut 1,200 jobs and offshored others. Mathews called this a tax scam since they did not follow through on any of the promises that they made it appears they will not make an effort to bring back those jobs.

While on the topic of AT&T, Mathews talked about how AT&T’s midwest workers have gone nearly a year without a contract and are dealing with issues at the bargaining table. The company has employed union busting activities, such offshoring jobs and committing wage theft.

Institute for Women's Policy Research Cynthia HessAriane Hegewisch, Program Director of Employment and Earnings with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, talked about the need to get more women in the construction trades. According to her research, there is a lack of women in the construction trades due to a number of reasons including work-family issues, such as paid maternity leave. She did say, however, that the areas in the construction trades with a high population of women workers are laborers, painters, and plumbers. Hegewisch estimates there are approximately 275,000 female workers construction workers in the U.S, which account for 3.4 percent of the industry’s employees.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed Bernie Sanders’ latest speech to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.



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 LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.