Holding Government Workers for Ransom Discussed on America’s Work Force.

On Feb. 8 edition of America’s Work Force, editor of the Progressive Populist, Jim Cullen, talked about President Trump holding government workers hostage during the government shutdown.

Progressive PopulistCullen talked about the partial government shutdown and how he believed that it was absurd for President Trump to shutdown the government in the first place. This furlough employees and forced “essential” workers to continue to work without pay until a compromise was meet to give him the funding for the border wall that he has been demanding. Cullen believes this is not a compromise, but an extortion and unfair to the government employees who pay the price by not receiving their pay. Cullen also talks about the amount of false or misleading claims made by President Trump, since his first year in office and how they have aggressively accelerated in his second year. Cullen finished up his interview by giving his insight on what might happen over the next two years of President Trump’s term.

Mary Jane TrappDuring Mary Jane Trapp’s last show, prior to her getting sworn in as Ohio 11th district judge, she spoke about a defamation case in Columbus, OH. The case Anderson v. WBNS-TV involves a Columbus television news station taking a police report about a robbery that was named the Andersons “suspects,” and posting on their social media and news channel that the Andersons were the “robbers.” They ultimately filed a defamation charge with the tv station after they cleared their names with the police, while the TV station refused to provide a retraction statement.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14th District) and her plan in the Green New Deal to drastically reduce emissions over the next few years.



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What Lies Ahead of the Government Shutdown was a Main Topic of Conversation on America’s Work Force.

America needs to take to move forward after the government shutdown, but what are the steps we need to take? On Jan. 22 edition of America’s Work Force, we learn about those steps.

Tom Buffenbarger, retired former President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, discussed the ongoing government shutdown and how it is affecting America. He said that with the government being shutdown for a month now, the longest government shutdown in United States history, furloughed workers are going to be without their second paycheck this month, causing many workers to seek other jobs just to be able to meet their basic needs. Buffenbarger also talked about employees being forced to show up to work without pay. President Trump is violating the U.S. constitution by requiring workers to do so. He also discussed looking forward to the 2020 presidential election and the candidates that he would like to see run for office.

Jacob Duritsky, vice president of strategy and research, with Team NEO discussed bringing in more jobs to Northeast Ohio during his Jan. 22 appearance on AWF. Duritsky said that in the next five years, 20,700 jobs across multiple sectors will be brought to Northeast Ohio. One job sector that will be receiving a large amount of job growth is healthcare, which is projected to see an increase of 8,500 jobs. He also mentioned new and emerging sectors will see job growth during this time, as well as a steady increase in jobs in the construction industry.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed TSA workers using “Blue Flu” as a form of protesting work without pay during the ongoing government shutdown.

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.