President Trump Creating a Permanent Underclass Discussed on America’s Work Force

Maximillian Alvarez, host of The Working People podcast and contributing writer for In These Times magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on August 7 about President Trump continuing to divide different classes.

Maximillian AlvarezAlvarez began his time on AWF by discussing the Blackjewel miners blocking a railroad in Kentucky in demand for their pay after their company declared bankruptcy. Since the company has declared bankruptcy, they have not paid their employees, and the employees are unable to access their 401k’s, not allowing them to file for unemployment because they are still employed by BlackJewel. Workers also cannot use their health insurance if they were to be injured while working. Alvarez talked about President Trump creating a permanent underclass by creating a system of terror. He explained this by saying that the President is pitting the different classes against each other, and having each class point fingers at each other, blaming others for different incidents that may have happened. By the President constantly finding scapegoats for tragedies, the division between classes continues to grow more and more.

Dave Megenhardt United Labor AgencyDave Megenhardt, executive director of the United Labor Agency in Cleveland joined this episode of AWF to discuss unions in Germany. He talked about the union model in Germany and why it is so successful and how much it is transforming and improving not only the work itself, but also the work conditions. Lastly, Megenhardt talked about the United Labor Agency having an open meeting where the public is welcome to listen and ask questions about unions and other union activity.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about Dayton, Ohio mayor response to President Trump’s comments about the mass shooting that took place 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.

University of Illinois at Chicago Strike Discussed on America’s Work Force.

On April 3, Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, contributing writer with In These Times Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force about an on-going strike at University of Illinois.

In These Times MagazineSteinkopf-Frank talked about the teaching assistants and graduate assistants at the University of Illinois who are on strike for a 24 percent salary hike over the next three years, among other benefits. She said since the strike began, there has been no progress made at the negotiation table but the teaching assistants and graduate assistants are not giving up. Teachers have been standing by their students and joined them on the pickett line and have been marching with them. Steinkopf-Frank also spoke about Lori Lightfoot, the first African-American woman to be elected mayor of Chicago.

AllsupMary Dale Walters, vice president of consumer sales and marketing for Allsup, talked to America’s Work Force about business hiring individuals with disabilities and the benefits that come with it. She also discussed the Secure Work Coalition, which aims to help beneficiaries of disability programs return to work. Lastly, Walters spoke about the 4,725 disabled workers who found employment opportunities in Ohio in 2018.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about equal pay day, held on April 2, as well as the paycheck fairness act.



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.

Using Your Technology to its Greatest Potential Discussed on America’s Work Force

Liz Weiman, founder of iWorkshop Academy joined America’s Work Force on Feb. 6 to talk about technology and being able to utilize it to its greatest potential.

iWorkshop AcademyWeiman stated that most Apple product consumers utilize less than 10 percent of their devices total capability. She said that with the amount of money that people spend on Apple iPhones, iPads, Mac computers and other products, they should know how to use more of the device’s functions. Weiman gave tips on how to turn your iPhone into a magnifying glass, how to bring back text that may have accidentally been deleted and how to use and emergency SOS feature programmed into the phones. Parents are also able to monitor how much their kids use their devices, how long they use certain applications and governing what websites they can visit using a feature called “screentime.” Weiman also mentioned how to avoid falling for phishing scams that could compromise a computer user’s private or sensitive information.

In These TimesFreelance journalist and writer for In These Times, Heather Geis talked about her migration project in El Salvador. Geis discussed the root causes from the region, causing people to migrate, such as insecurity and lack of economic opportunity in El Salvador, lack of job opportunities, pressure on businesses from gangs demanding extortion payments and climate change and droughts affecting farmers. She also talked about the Janus decision and the effects that it had on union density, union membership and the labor movement.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about President Trump’s State of the Union address and fact checkers claiming Trump made exaggerations about violence and job loss caused by illegal immigrants.



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.