“Made in America” Discussed on America’s Work Force

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.

Alliance for American ManufacturingPaul told a story about a company called Patriot Puck that sells hockey pucks and labels them “made in the USA,” but was discovered the majority of the materials used are from different countries and only the last touches on the pucks are complete in the USA. He said that the label on the box saying “made in the USA” is deceiving because the pucks are complete out of the country, imported to the US, then adding the “made in the USA” label, passing as an American made product. Paul then discussed congress moving to ban Chinese made railcars in the US and how they are looking to draw up a procurement contract.

Construction Employers AssociationTim Linville, CEO of Construction Employers Association spoke with AWF on Sept. 30 about the Fannie Lewis Law being repealed in Ohio and voluntary action from local private and public organizations. He discussed how money being made locally should be put back into the locality to continue to make improvements to their city and programs. Linville said he would like to see both private and public organizations get involved in voluntary action to help make the most amount of improvements possible. Lastly, he talked about his company’s ACE Mentor Program in Cleveland and how it helps high school students discover the trades.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the General Motors workers that are on strike missed their first paycheck as of last week, and how negotiations are still taking place.



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Keeping Jobs in America Discussed on America’s Work Force

On April 2, Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO joined America’s Work Force to discuss the newly proposed budget in Ohio.

AFL-CIOBurga 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.

Alliance for American ManufacturingScott 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”.



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.

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America’s Work Force Focuses on Unfair Imports and Trade Laws

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.

Alliance for American ManufacturingPaul 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 Senate Kenny YukoOhio 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.



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 LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.