Opioid Addiction Treatment Discussed on America’s Work Force

Dr. Andrew Waismann, accelerated neuroregulation (ANR) developer at Landmark Hospital in Naples, Florida spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 18 about new methods to help individuals recover from their opioid addiction.

Dr. Andre WaismannWaismann discussed why rapid detox and other forms of rehabilitation are quick fixes for opioid addiction, but still leave damaging effects on people. He said that with rapid detox methods, the body would go through aggressive withdrawal and are unable to regulate how the body produces certain chemicals such as endorphins. With ANR, Waismann said that it works to decrease the body’s receptor production that it built while addicted to opioids and help the body return to its natural and balanced way of producing chemicals. He said that during the treatment, the body’s endorphin-receptors are re-regulated back to the body’s state before the drug dependency occurred. Waismann mentioned that he believes this treatment is more effective than detox and will allow the person to return closely to how they were before their addiction.

Dr Everett KelleyDr. Everett Kelley, National Secretary-Treasurer for the American Federation of Government Employees spoke with AWF on Sept. 18 about good faith bargaining and unions maintaining their strength. He said that day-by-day, the Trump administration is working to bust unions in anyway that they can. Dr. Kelley also talked about an AFGE day of action called “Rise Up, Fed Up” He said during this day of action government employees will voice their thoughts on why they need collective bargaining and unions for their own safety.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors and how the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are standing with them and refusing to cross picket lines.



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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Labor of Lunch Discussed on America’s Work Force

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.

Labor of Lunch Jennifer GaddisGaddis talked about bringing in better food for school lunches and how it will benefit not only the kids, but also the workers. She said that by having schools switch over to non-industrialized, the food will be better quality, and better jobs could be made out of it. Gaddis spoke about cafeteria workers and how they could have better quality jobs if there was quality food to give the children because they would spend more time working to make the food, rather than providing frozen meals. Workers would see higher wages and more hours, while the children are provided higher-quality and nutritional food. She also discussed teachers organizing free school lunches for a school’s less fortunate children.

OFT-AFT Melissa CropperMelissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT) spoke with AWF on Sept.17 about affordable housing for teachers. She discussed the large amount of turnover in teachers in Mcdowell County, W.V. because they cannot afford to live in the area. Cropper said that the county is testing out an affordable housing plan for educators in the area in hopes they will be able to retain their teachers. She also spoke about the Teacher Health and Wellness Act. The purpose of this act is to assist in reducing teacher’s stress to make sure they are able to do their job to the best of their ability.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the United Auto Workers at General Motors plants across the United States going on strike. He said that there are over 49,000 workers participating in the strike.



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.

Self-Sufficiency Through Employment Discussed on America’s Work Force

Bishara Addison, senior manager of policy and strategic initiatives of Towards Employment Ohio spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 16 about individuals finding self-sufficiency through employment.

Towards EmploymentAddison explained the mission of Towards Employment Ohio and how they work to help individuals find self-sufficiency through employment. She talked about how her organization helps people learn the skills and gain the necessary tools in order to find and maintain a career. Addison’s organization will assist anybody looking to better themselves in order to build a successful career and become self-sufficient. She mentioned that they will help guide former-felons down the path to re-entry into the workforce because everyone deserves a fair shot at a sustainable career. Addison lastly talked about an annual event, Get in the Game, which is a celebration and fundraiser for the participating businesses involved with Towards Employment Ohio.

Mike PolensekCleveland City Councilman, Mike Polensek spoke with AWF on Sept. 16 about the possibility of Sherwin Williams leaving its current global headquarters in Cleveland. Polensek said that Sherwin Williams may be looking to move out of Cleveland in order to expand their company. He also talked about Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and the call for a more thorough investigation into crimes his grandson allegedly committed. Polensek talked about how there was a demand for an external investigation of the crimes Mayor Jackson’s grandson allegedly committed because people feel like he received biased treatment and a lesser punishment because of his grandfather, Mayor Jackson

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about United Auto Worker members at General Motors going on strike. He said that upwards of 49,000 employees in GM factories across the country went on strike after their contract expired over the weekend.



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.

At-Will Employees Discussed on America’s Work Force

Justin Madden, lawyer with Justin Madden Co. LPA spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 13 to discuss at-will employees.

Justin MaddenMadden began his conversation by talking about how Ohio is an “at-will” state, which means that employees could be fired at the discretion of their employers, at any time, for a good reason or no reason at all. That being said, an employee could do everything that their job required them to do and do it well and their employer could still hypothetically fire them. Madden said that in a private sector, this would not be the case, so only public sector workers are affected by working in an at-will state.

Progressive PopulistJim Cullen, editor of The Progressive Populist was the second guest on the Sept. 13 edition of America’s Work Force. Cullen spoke about the Trump administration and what America will be like after he leaves office. He also talked about President Trump having members of his administration admit to things that he may have done that were not necessarily legal, to divert the attention and bad publicity away from him.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about Uber and the company misclassifying their employees as independent contractors and the trouble that comes with it.



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.

State of Work in Ohio Discussed on America’s Work Force

Amy Hanauer, Executive Director of Policy Matters Ohio spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 12 on the topic of workers in the state of Ohio.

Policy Matters Ohio Amy HanauerHanauer discussed workers and their wages in the state of Ohio. It was mentioned that nine out of ten jobs in the United States earn less than $36,000 as their yearly salary. Hanauer also said that little has been done to close the wage gap between men and women, and women of color are receiving even less on average than all others. Finally, she discussed how going to college to further a person’s education used to help them get a better, higher paying job, which is no longer the case.

 

UAW United Auto WorkersJosh Nassar, Legislative Director of the United Auto Workers spoke about the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USCMA) and what needs to be added to it before Congress signs off on it. He talked about needing to address pharmaceutical drugs and making them more affordable in the United States, and make it more about helping people than filling the pockets of big pharma executives.

 

Senator Sherrod BrownSenator Sherrod Brown discussed corporate stock buybacks during his time on the Sept. 12 edition of AWF. He said that corporations are using stock buybacks for their own personal gain rather than sharing the wealth with their employees, so he proposed that for every $1 million made in profit from stock buybacks, $1 is given to every employee. Sen. Brown also talked about gun safety laws and regulations and how little progress is being made on banning certain types of guns even in the wake of the recent shooting tragedies across the U.S.



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 Discussed Richard Trumka’s Interview with Fox News

In early September, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO joined Fox News Sunday and discussed the United States-Mexico-Canada-Trade Agreement (USMCA).

AFL-CIOTrumka sat down with Fox News Sunday, the day before Labor Day to talk about why he does not think the USMCA is passable as it stands right now. He said that it is not enforceable and it will be a windfall for corporations and a disaster for workers. Trumka stated a few reasons as to why he does not believe it is passable as it stands. One of the reasons is that it allows either party to stop arbitration, which would ruin any progress of mending any problems between workers and their company. He also gave his opinions on the good and bad President Trump has done for workers since he took office.

Communication Workers of AmericaFrank Mathews, Communication Workers of America, District 4 administrative director spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 10 about the AT&T tax scam. He talked about AT&T breaking their promise to create more jobs with the profits that were made after their tax break, and instead of creating jobs, they offshored them. Mathews did say that employees did see an increase in their wages, however, it was only two cents an hour. Again, he stressed how this is nowhere near what was promised and the workers feel cheated.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about British Airways pilots going on strike and the Battery Wharf Boston hotel workers striking for better conditions and better pay.



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.

Tipped Minimum Wage Discussed on America’s Work Force

Malcolm Burnley, senior writer for the Fuller Project and contributing writer to TIME magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 5 to discuss the tipped minimum wage.

Malcolm BurnleyBurnley focused on servers who receive tipped minimum wage and how they may not receive the federal minimum wage per hour after receiving their tip. He said the tipped minimum wage is under $2.20 and some patrons do not tip their servers, causing them to miss out and not even make it close to earning minimum wage. Burnley said the problem is not just the patrons, although they should tip a worker who provides a service for them, but the problem is there being a tipped minimum wage put in place, rather than just letting them earn the federal minimum wage. You can’t put the responsibility on the patrons to ensure your employees will earn the minimum wage, and that is why it is a flawed method of payment. He also discussed how the tipped minimum wage doesn’t make up for all of the sexual harassment and abuse these workers receive from customers.

Ohio State Senate Kenny YukoOhio senator, Kenny Yuko spoke to AWF on Sept. 5 to discuss red flag laws for purchasing firearms. Lawmakers continue to ask themselves what could be done to prevent all of these mentally inept people who show signs of harming themselves or others from being able to possess a firearm and came up with red flag laws. Red flag laws say that if a person is showing signs of being a danger to themselves, or society, their guns are legally allowed to be taken away from them, temporarily. Senator Yuko also discussed Ohio House Bill 6, the nuclear bailout bill, and the referendum that could possibly overturn it.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Representative Tim Ryan being upset with President Trump for reallocating billions of dollars from the military fund into the construction of the southern border wall.



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.

Global Cleveland’s Welcoming Week Discussed on America’s Work Force

Joe Cimperman, president of Global Cleveland spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 3 to talk about Global Cleveland’s Welcoming Week event.

Joe CimpermanCimperman, former city councilman of 18 years for Cleveland and now president of Global Cleveland explained what Welcoming Week is all about. He said that everyone easily overlooks all the contributions immigrants have made to our country, cities, our art and our cultures. Cimperman first addressed that America welcomes everyone, especially those looking for a better life because that is what being an American is all about, and reminds everyone that they only got to America because of their immigrant ancestors. He then explained that Welcoming Week highlights, exhibits, and applauds various contributions that were made by immigrants and to show different companies and how they are global-friendly employers. Cimperman said that Welcoming Week shows unity between everyone and that we are all here for the same reason; to make the best life we can for ourselves.

AFL-CIOTim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO spoke to AWF on Sept. 3 to discuss Ohio House Bill 6, also known as the nuclear bailout bill. He talked about how it was an uneconomic decision and there should have been more thought put into it. Burga also discussed the National Labor Relations Act and Labor Day events throughout Ohio.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about President Trump slamming General Motors and claimed that they are no longer a big auto manufacturer and they sent all their jobs to China before he took office.



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.

What Labor Unions Have Done for Workers Discussed on America’s Work Force

America's Work Force RadioAmerica’s Work Force host Ed Flash Ferenc talked to listeners on Labor Day about some of the victories labor unions have had and how they benefited all workers. One of the benefits labor unions gave the workforce is a 40 hour work week and work-free weekends. Before labor unions, workers worked over 60 hours, seven days a week, but thanks to unions, workers won weekends for leisure time and rest. Another important win for unions that Ferenc discussed was the right to collectively bargain for their contracts. By having the right to collectively bargain, power is shifted more equally than the power being held by corporations.

Sue McConnell Better Business BureauSue McConnell, President of the Better Business Bureau in Cleveland spoke with AWF on Sep. 2 about specific scams to look out for now that the school year is back in session. Some major scams are directed toward college students; she told college students to look out for were job scams and roommate matching service scams. McConnell said that there is a significant increase in fake job postings targeting college students promising outstanding wages and hours but really end up just taking money from the job prospects. As for the roommate matching service, she said that an online company will ask people searching for roommates to fill out a questionnaire, making them think they will be paired with someone of the same interests, but, if anything at all, will just be matched for anybody looking to split rent. She also mentioned scams involving spoofing emails from major airline companies getting people to give up their personal information.

Mark Gruenberg, writer for Press Associates Union talked about some court decisions on redistricting and the National Labor Relations Board. He also talked about Walmart not ceasing the sale of firearms in the wake of all of these mass shootings and how people are beginning to boycott the company.



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.

Importance of Finding Common Ground Discussed on America’s Work Force

James Hoggan, co-founder of DeSmogBlog and author of I’m Right and You’re an Idiot spoke with America’s Work Force on Aug. 30 about political parties reporting news about the political climate.

JamesHoganHoggan talked about how political parties twist stories to favor their agenda and discredit the opposing party, creating a myopic point-of-view on issues, rather than reporting an issue for what it really was. He said that political parties do not know how to properly communicate with each other or find common ground, and would rather tear down the other party’s image instead of talking through major issues and communicating properly with one another. Hoggan said that social media is another big problem when it comes to reporting accurate news stories. Social media is great in the sense that it gives anybody the ability to voice their opinion, however, there is no way to filter out what may be true or not. As a result, people could begin to believe something that is not remotely true and become outraged at a completely fabricated issue. Hoggan stressed that people need to do thorough research on issues instead of making knee-jerk reactions in order to properly form an educated opinion.

Marshall Auerback Independent Media InstituteSteve Rosenfeld, editor for the Independent Media Institute spoke with AWF on Aug. 30 about the need for the United States to improve their voting systems for the upcoming 2020 presidential election. He mentioned that with how improved technology has become, there should be a foolproof way for voters to be able to cast their ballots without any issue whatsoever. Rosenfeld said that we have the technology to accomplish this task, the political parties just need to find a process to agree on and then move from there.



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.