Preventing the Offshoring of Jobs Discussed on America’s Work Force

Shane Larson, National Director of legislation, politics, and international affairs for The Communications Workers of America, spoke with America’s Work Force on July 9 about legislation being put in place to prevent the offshoring of United States jobs.

Communication Workers of AmericaLarson discussed legislation being brought up to keep companies from offshoring some of their jobs. The legislation he mostly touched on was the United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act, which is still a relatively new piece of legislation, and how it is attempting to counter AT&T offshoring their call center jobs. Larson then gave a review on AT&T and their tax break scam where they were going bankrupt and ask for subsidies to help them get back on their feet and for every billion dollars they received, they would create 7,000 more jobs. Instead, they took the money, gave bonuses to their executives and then offshored their call center jobs, upsetting many of the workers who had lost their jobs to this offshoring.

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades CouncilDave Wondolowski, Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council spoke with AWF on July 9 about union density in Nashville, Tennessee. He said that Nashville had a relatively low union density and wages were low, but when unions began to form and gain more traction, wages began to rise from 11 dollars to 20 dollars. Wondolowski also talked about why project labor agreements are so important to the protection of workers.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke discussed employees at an Amazon fulfillment facility in Minnesota planning a six-hour work stoppage during Amazon’s Prime Shipping day.



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Rep. Patton Talks Legislative Priorities on America’s Work Force Radio

Ohio State Rep. Tom Patton talked about setting priorities for the incoming Ohio legislature on America’s Work Force.

State Representative Tom PattonRep. Patton, on Dec. 17, spoke about the need to mandate upgraded job training in the construction industry to ensure proper worker safety and a high quality of work. He felt additional training will benefit everyone, from new to experienced workers, to contractors, project owners and end users because of the amount of new and updated technology used in construction. Rep. Patton also talked about the need to recruit more people into the construction industry. He said it is a better post-high school option than college for some people.

DriversEd Laura AdamsLaura Adams from driversed.com appeared on America’s Work Force Radio and talked about the importance of motorists to practice defensive driving.  Drivers should use defensive driving skills due to the increase in accidents during the holidays from intoxicated drivers and potentially hazardous road conditions. She recommended motorists get regular check-up before the winter weather gets too bad to in order to prevent breakdowns on the road during extreme conditions.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the recent Affordable Care Act ruling in Texas, where a judge ruled the legislation “unconstitutional.” Due to this ruling, the entire healthcare law is now under question. He also talked about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement and the United Auto Workers willingness to work with President Trump and Congress to fix certain parts of the trade pact.


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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