Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 23 to discuss the Safe Skies Act of 2019. Continue reading
Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 30 about products that may be labeled “made in USA” but mainly produced out of the country. Continue reading
On April 2, Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO joined America’s Work Force to discuss the newly proposed budget in Ohio.
Burga spoke about Governor Mike DeWine and his proposed gas tax and the purpose behind it. DeWine proposed an 18 cent gas tax increase so that Ohio could use the money to rebuild and improve state infrastructure. The Ohio House countered DeWine’s gas tax increase proposal by saying they will accept the gas tax be increased by 10.7 cents. Burga said that the good part about the gas tax increase is that it will be used to build or improve infrastructure, creating jobs for Ohio workers. Lastly, Burga talked about workers gaining more power by working collectively for change.
Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing spoke with America’s Work Force about keeping jobs in America. He talked about Chinese state-owned companies that are going around and underbidding companies in the United States by millions and performing shoddy work, costing the state more in the long-run to continue to use their business. He said, at first, using the lower bidding companies saves money, but costing more and more to maintain and improve as the years go on because of the poor quality of work that was done. Paul also talked about the new NAFTA, United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, and how he would like to see it include more protections for workers.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the 14 employees from the Plain Dealer who were laid off on April 1. In an obvious union busting move, 14 members of the News Guild lost their jobs at the Plain Dealer due to “downsizing”.
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On Feb. 7, Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing spoke about steel and aluminum being overproduced and sent to America to be sold for low prices during his time on America’s Work Force.
Paul talked about China manufacturing more steel and aluminum than it needs and then selling the rest to the United States for rock-bottom prices, making it unfair to U.S. workers and manufacturers. He talked about making tougher import laws in hopes of slowing down the importing of Chinese steel and aluminum. Paul then goes on to discuss the need to improve the infrastructure all across the United States and how it would be a great opportunity to create jobs and boost the economy. According to Paul, this has been the talk of many past presidents, but they have taken no action to improve the infrastructure.
Ohio State Senator Kenny Yuko spoke about legislature to increase the gas tax in Ohio to help fund infrastructure improvements. He said that we do not need these infrastructure improvements for luxury, we need them to survive. Sen. Yuko touched on the topic of taxes on the electric car industry and how that too could be used to help fund improvements toward infrastructure. Lastly, spoke on moving forward with increased protections for unions and organizers to battle So-Called “Right-to-Work” legislature.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about President Trump’s tariffs affecting farmers, causing the highest rate of farmers file for Chapter 12 bankruptcy in over a decade.