Contract for EMS Workers Discussed on America’s Work Force

Paul Melhuish, president of the Cleveland Association of Rescue Employees (CARE) Local 1975 spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 3 about fighting for a new contract for Cleveland EMS workers.

Cleveland Association of Rescue EmployeesMelhuish discussed CARE Local 1975 fighting for a new contract after one of the rescue employees was attacked while assisting a victim. He said that the EMS workers need to have good contracts that will help protect them in instances where they may be injured while on the job. Melhuish said that before they have EMS show up to a scene, the situation needs to be properly assessed to ensure that it is a safe situation for the workers to administer assistance to the victims. With high turnover rates for EMS workers, he said that they need to have contracts that show the workers are cared for and will be protected as best as they can to be able to do their job as safely as possible.

Dorsey Hager Columbus Building and Construction Trades CouncilDorsey Hager, executive secretary-treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council spoke about union activity in Columbus. He discussed members of the building trades volunteering their time to help out with community events during the holiday season. Hager also spoke about the superiority of safety on union construction sites compared to their non-union counterpart sites and union drivers getting their Certified Driver’s Licenses (CDLs).

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed organized labor fighting to increase minimum wage across the country.


To listen to this show, click the play button below.

Subscribe to America's Workforce Podcast


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 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, BMA MEDIA GROUP, COLUMBUS-CENTRAL OHIO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL, CUYAHOGA COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE COMMISSION, COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA, DAN DEVERNA, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 6, LABOR CITIZEN MAGAZINE LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS-AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, UCOMM BLOG, UNITED STEELWORKERS.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.