Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO spoke with America’s Work Force on August 6 about the passing of Ohio House Bill 6.
Burga first spoke about the tragic mass shootings that occurred in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH over the last week. He said that the United States has a domestic terrorist problem and something needs to be done about it. Burga also mentioned that President Trump needs to be held accountable for the things that he says and how it might motivate people to commit these horrific actions. Later, Burga spoke about the passing of Ohio H.B. 6, more commonly known as the Nuclear Energy Bill and why he felt like the bill passing was positive. Burga stated that by preserving the power plants, 1,400 good paying union jobs were saved, and a source of clean energy in Ohio was saved. Burga then mentioned that companies in the oil and gas industry in Ohio have been putting money together to overturn the bill by means of referendum, but is hoping that does not happen.
Jesse Lee, Vice President of Communications at the Center for American Progress (CAP) joined AWF on August 6 to talk about President Trump and his broken promises. He talked about a running catalog that CAP keeps on the original promises that the President made during his campaign trail, categorized by state, and takes what he originally said and contrasts it with what he ended up actually doing. Some of these things included promises on healthcare, prescription drug prices and keeping jobs in the United States. Lastly, Lee spoke about the AT&T scandal where the corporation said that for every billion dollars in profit they made after receiving tax breaks, they would create 7,000 jobs, but ended up cutting 25,000 jobs and keeping all of their profits.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the Democrat debates, and wage theft occurring more often in the United States.