Center for Public Integrity on America’s Work Force

Peter Cary, former investigative reporter with U.S. News and reporter for the Center for Public Integrity spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 24 about their organization.

Center for Public IntegrityCary said that the Center for Public Interest is a nonprofit investigative news organization that looks at the influence of money in politics. He explained that money can cause corruption and conflicts of interest when business owners own large amounts of their company’s stock. Cary then talked about the GOP tax cut and the many business owners that profited heavily from it. He mentioned how these companies could have distributed the money to their employees, but instead kept it for themselves, deepening their own pockets.

Transportation Trades Department Larry WillisLarry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department discussed the importance of infrastructure policy. With 2020 being an election year, he said that he would like to see more candidates promoting infrastructure policy so that the U.S. can make infrastructure improvements. Willis said that not only will a stronger infrastructure policy fix roads and bridges, it will also help fight wage inequality. By doing more infrastructure improvements, more construction unions will be hired for the work, which can reduce wage inequality since unions promote equal pay for equal work.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the “U.S. Mail not for Sale” call in day to stop the attempted privatization of the USPS.


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