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.
Tinkham 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.