America’s Work Force Radio Talks Columbus Crew Soccer

Keeping the Columbus Crew Soccer Club in Ohio’s capital city was the main topic on America’s Work Force Radio.

Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades CouncilOn Dec. 7, Dorsey Hager, Executive-Secretary Treasurer of the Columbus Building and Construction Trades Council, appeared on AWF and discussed the future of professional soccer in Columbus. Hager talked about the future plans of Mapfre Stadium, which is the current home of the Crew. He explained the plans to turn the Mapfre, formerly known as Crew Stadium, into a multi-purpose sports complex with various fields and an indoor training facility for the Columbus Crew. He provided insight into the project and how the Columbus/Central Ohio building trades will be utilized to build this complex. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has agreed to a Community Benefit Agreement on this project to ensure the work gets done on time, safely and under budget by local highly skilled workers. Hager also spoke about the Columbus Building Futures Program, which is pre-apprenticeship program designed to expose under served Franklin County residents to the building trades.

Mother Jones WebsiteTim Murphy, from Mother Jones Magazine, joined America’s Work Force Radio and discussed soon-to-be former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke and the impact he made in Texas during the midterm elections running against Sen. Ted Cruz. Murphy said O’Rourke’s campaign moved Texas from being a Republican state to a voting state.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about Sen. Sherrod Brown, who condemned corporate greed. He remembered Pearl Harbor Day.


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 Radio Talks about Importance of Cancer Screenings

On the Dec. 6 edition of America’s Work Force Radio, Dr. Maria Schiavone discussed the importance of cancer screenings and early detection.

Dr. Maria SchiavoneDr. Schiavone, who specializes in Gynecologic Oncology at Holy Name Medical Center in New Jersey, stressed the need for cancer screenings, which could save a life. She said the earlier the cancer is detected, the more likely the cancer can be treated and a life saved. Dr. Schiavone was joined by a cancer survivor, who explained how early detection saved her life. The survivor urged people to undergo frequent screenings and keep in touch with their doctors.

Yvonne PointerYvonne Pointer was the second guest on America’s Work Force Radio and spoke about the death of her daughter, Gloria, who was murdered on Dec. 6, 1984 in Cleveland. Pointer confronted her daughter’s killer after he was caught and talked about finding strength through prayer, which helped her find her purpose in life. In the wake of her daughter’s death, Pointer launched two support groups, Positive Plus and Parents against Child Killing. She also discussed the Gloria Pointer Teen Foundation Initiative, which supports the education of West African children.

Senator Kenny YukoOhio State Sen. Kenny Yuko was the final guest on AWF and talked about gerrymandering. He also discussed Ohio Issue One, which failed by 27 percent in the General Election. Yuko, a longtime marijuana advocate, said it is important to make sure similar future issues treat everyone equally and fairly.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the action taken by Wisconsin Republicans during a lame duck session.


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 Radio Topic: Economic Development Incentives Hurt Public Schools

The topic of economic development incentives hurting public schools was discussed on the Dec. 5 edition of America’s Work Force Radio.

Greg LeRoy Good Jobs FirstGreg LeRoy, Executive Director of Good Jobs First, spoke about school subsidies in different states. He said corporations throughout the country are given subsidies. Often times, businesses receive taxpayer money to move, remain in a certain geographical area or help the company expand. Last year, LeRoy said schools throughout the country combined to lose over $1.8 billion due to economic development tax incentives given to corporations. He argued this money should be invested into hiring more teachers, which in turn, would lower class sizes and make for a better learning environment. LeRoy explained the actual cost per job of the Amazon H2 headquarters economic development agreements.

Carolyn Lookabill American SeniorCarolyn Lookabill, from Providence Home Healthcare, which provides management for senior living facilities, joined AWF and talked about the increased use of technology by people age 60 or older. She said a larger portion of the senior population now uses technology, which includes medical equipment capable of sending real-time information, such as heart rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, etc., to their physicians, who can monitor the data and keep their patients safe. She also discussed the advancement in technology available to caregivers, which is designed to improve the quality of life for the people they are providing care.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the General Motors Lordstown plant and the lame duck session of Congress.


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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Rank Choice Voting Topic on America’s Work Force Radio

Rank choice voting was the main topic on America’s Work Force Radio.

Chris Hughes Fair VoteChris Hughes, Staff Attorney with Fair Vote, discussed rank choice voting during his Nov. 30 appearance on AWF.

Hughes described rank choice as a voting method where a voter ranks as many candidates as they would like to by first-choice and so on. He claims rank choice could make Democracy more reflective of the voters and their candidate preference. He believes it better reflects the majority of voters. Hughes also talked about other the potential for states to adopt rank choice using a pilot program, where they could use rank choice for three elections and then decide if they would like to make it permanent.

Jeff Kreisler Jeff Kriesler, author of Get Rich Cheating: The Crooked Path to Easy Street, joined America’s Work Force Radio and spoke about the different, unethical ways that people have been cheating their way to becoming wealthy in different parts of the world.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ference discussed Sen. Sherrod Brown calling out President Trump in response to the President blaming Brown for the planned closure at the Lordstown General Motors plant.


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 Radio Discussion: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Threatens Teachers Union

Kris LaGrange, head of UCOMM Communications, discussed Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin threatening the state’s teachers union during his Nov. 29 appearance on America’s Work Force Radio.

Kris LaGrange UCOMM BlogEarlier this year, LaGrange said Gov. Bevin’s called the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) thugs, in response to Kentucky teachers protesting changes to the state’s pension system. He also claimed the protests would lead to an increase in children being sexually abused in the state. LaGrange called Bevin’s remarks inappropriate and unprofessional. On Nov. 14, Bevin spoke to the Kentucky Association of County Officials and said, “… Breaking the backs of the teachers union in this state as the controlling interest in Frankfort is going to be one of the best things that ever happened for Kentucky.” LaGrange also talked about Rep. John Faso (R-N.Y.), who is pressuring the Transportation Department to withhold funds from big projects in New York until the Scaffold Law is repealed.

Jvonne Hubbard White Sheets to Brown BabiesThe second guest on America’s Work Force Radio was Jvonne Hubbard, author of White Sheets to Brown Babies. Hubbard spoke about growing up with a father who was heavily involved in the Ku Klux Klan. Her father was a Grand Dragon and tried to force his lifestyle and hateful activities on her. Hubbard talked about her brave journey, how she separated herself from her father and the Klan and how it shaped her into the strong woman she is today.

Ed “Flash” Ferenc, AWF host, discussed General Motors shuttering their Lordstown, OH plant and the tariffs on China.


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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University of Vermont Professor Discusses Welfare Reform on America’s Work Force Radio

Author and professor, Dr. Felicia Kornbluh explained her thoughts on Welfare reform on the Nov. 27 edition of America’s Work Force Radio.

Felicia KornbluhKornbluh, who teaches at the University of Vermont, discussed her book Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform in Feminist Perspective. She provided an overview of welfare reform in the U.S. over the years and talked about the perceived problems people have with the U.S. welfare system, such as the requirements needed to receive it. Kornbluh spoke about ways to improve the system, which could help welfare recipients, who struggle to make ends meet despite the help.

Launch Progress PAC Arielle SwernoffArielle Swernoff, from Launch Progress Pac, also joined America’s Work Force Radio to talk about the group’s progressive agenda and how to implement it. She said change begins at the local level. Swernoff felt the result of the 2018 midterm elections was a step toward a more progressive country.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed news General Motors will layoff over 15,000 employees and what it means for the auto industry.


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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Veteran Healthcare a hot topic on America’s Work Force Radio

Author and contributing writer to the American Legion Suzanne Gordon talked veteran health care on the Nov. 23 edition of America’s Work Force Radio.

Suzanne Gordon Wounds of WarGordon discussed the origins and evolution of veteran healthcare. Initially, healthcare services were provided to all veterans with service-related injuries, but changes to services opened healthcare to veterans who were honorably discharged and have low income or have a disability from their service. She warned against privatizing the Veteran’s Administration and the effects it would have on the workers and the veterans.

 

Leo Gerard United Steel WorkersUnited Steelworkers President Leo Gerard joined America’s Work Force Radio and discussed the USW contract renegotiations, on which his members will soon vote. As a result of the negotiations, members will receive wage increases, but not have to pay for an increase in the health insurance premiums. Gerard spoke about tariffs and trade problems between the U.S. and China, and the midterm election results.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about Suzanne Gordon’s book Wounds of War, and her article that she co-wrote, A System worth Saving.


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.


Social Security Issues Explained on America’s Work Force Radio

An American Federation of Government Employees member explains the ramifications of potential changes to social security on America’s Work Force Radio.

AFGE American Federation of Government EmployeesAFGE Local 3571 Executive Amad Ali appeared on AWF on Nov. 21 and talked about the Social Security Administration’s plans to either privatize or eliminate the social insurance program. He said plans should be made to strengthen and protect social security, in order to ensure the money millions of hard working people invested into the system will be returned to them during their lifetime. With Democrats reclaiming the majority in the House, he hopes the progressives will focus on protecting workers’ rights to their pensions, social security and other benefits.

ULA Dave MegenhardtExecutive Director of the United Labor Agency Dave Megenhardt was also a guest on AWF and talked about expanding the ULA into another Ohio county in hopes of bringing more work to the area. Megenhardt said workers need to start take advantage of the new work opportunities in their area and stressed the importance of developing a highly trained and highly skilled workforce for those jobs.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discusses General Motors laying off non-union workers, and the order of immediate resumption of purging active voters.

 


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.

Student Debt Crisis Explained on America’s Work Force Radio

America’s Work Force Radio took an indepth look at the country’s student debt crisis.

Danny Iny Learned Leverage

Danny Iny, author of Learned Leverage and founder of the online company Mirasee, spoke about the alarming statistics showing student debt is on the rise nationally. Iny said the cost of attending a college or university is going up, while the value of college is going down. While student are graduating from a college or university, they are not equipped with the skills for jobs in their field of choice, leaving them with no income to pay off their student debt loan. Iny said the problem with higher education is colleges and universities are not providing students the skills needed to succeed in the real world.

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President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers Melissa Cropper appeared on AWF on Nov. 20 and discussed the results of the 2018 midterm elections. She said gerrymandering is a problem in Ohio. Cropper discussed the effort by former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take school funding out of the union’s constitution.

America’s Work Force Radio host Ed “Flash” Ferenc also discussed the California wildfires.

 


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.


Laborers General President Terry O’Sullivan discusses Midterm Election Results on America’s Work Force Radio

The General President of Laborers’ International Union of North America, Terry O’Sullivan, talked about the results on the 2018 midterm election on America’s Work Force Radio.

LIUNA General President Terry O'SullivanO’Sullivan, the head of LIUNA, said Democrats, by virtue of regaining control of the House of Representatives, will have a larger voice on reforms and other legislation. He spoke about President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, which he believes will lead to changes in the nation’s immigration laws.

Cleveland City Councilman Mike PolensekCleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek appeared on the Nov. 19 edition of AWF and discussed the need to elect people who will look out for the working class and protect Medicare, Medicaid and pensions. Elected officials, Polensek felt, must focus on bringing more jobs back to the U.S. from overseas. He talked about a proposal to reduce the size of Cleveland City Council from 17 down to nine members and the benefits associated with such change.

America’s Work Force Radio host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed how the “Fight for $15” helps families. Ferenc also talked about the need to restoring voter and voting rights.


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.