Lisa Savage from the Green Party spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 11 about how money in politics could cause corruption.
Savage, who is running for congress in the state of Maine, prides herself and her campaign in not taking money from corporations as donations and how it helps them run a clean campaign. She talked about how easy it is for corporations to manipulate candidates into taking certain stances or backing certain issues that they may not have on their own without any coaxing or bribing. Savage said by not accepting money for her campaign, she is able to express her thoughts and actions are all made under her own power and she cannot be bought or bribed. She also discussed ranked-choice voting and why it is a viable option to use for elections and how it shows what people really want in terms of parties or ideas. Lastly, she talked about healthcare problems in the United States and how fixing them should be the main concern for the candidates headed into the 2020 election.
Tom Germuska, Jr., editor of the Cleveland Labor Citizen gave a preview of some of the stories that are featured in the December edition of the Labor Citizen. He highlighted stories that dealt with local unions in different trades volunteering their time in the community. One of the stories Germuska talked about was Plumbers 55 volunteering to give a class to a local boy scout troop on what plumbers do, how to fix certain issues involving sinks, and toilets, and also how to solder. He said that the Plumbers helped the boy scout troop earn their plumbing merit badges and exposed them to the trades and the union way. Germuska also said that included in the new edition of the Labor Citizen is a gift guide of union made goods.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the massive steps in the right direction that were made involving worker rights and labor laws.
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