Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT) spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 18 to discuss teachers fighting for their student’s education. Continue reading
Molly Martin, development and communications with the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 21 about their cold weather month community plans. Continue reading
Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 17 to discuss Ohio teachers receiving grants to purchase books for their classrooms. Continue reading
Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers (OTF) spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 19 about teachers fighting for better learning conditions for their students. Continue reading
Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 15 on improving conditions in charter schools. Continue reading
Jennifer Gaddis, assistant professor at UW-Madison and author of The Labor of Lunch spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 17 about getting better school lunches in schools. Continue reading
Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers joined America’s Work Force on August 20 to discuss the beginning of another new school year. Continue reading
On June 16, America’s Work Force Radio learned how Cuyahoga Community College Automotive plays a key role in training the next generation of General Motors automotive technicians. Continue reading
Darold Johnson, director of legislation for the Ohio Federation of Teachers spoke to America’s Work Force on June 18 about Ohio school funding and policy. Continue reading
Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health spoke with America’s Work Force on May 21 about the United States “dirty dozen” companies.
Goldstein-Gelb spoke about the importance of workplace safety to allow workers to go to work, and come home safely with money in their pockets and no injuries sustained. She gave examples of corporations where injuries and deaths could have been prevented had the corporations followed OSHA standards. Goldstein-Gelb stated that workers should be properly trained and workplaces should be up to date on safety standards to ensure that the workers will be able to complete their jobs to the best of their abilities without having the high risk of injury or even death.
Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers spoke with AWF on May 21 to speak about the current state of public school funding formulas. She said that the current funding formula is only helping approximately 80 districts, leaving out all of the rest. Cropper mentioned that districts that have greater poverty problems are more likely to be flat funded, making them worse off than many other districts. She also discussed the new Ohio budget plan that did not include a new school funding formula, but talked more about wrap around funding for basic needs.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed Ford Motors cutting ten percent of their corporations salaried staff, and also House Bill 154, the Prioritizing Workers Act.