Cynthia Hess spoke about economic and retirement security in the United States and how it varies based on location, family status, and annual income. Hess discusses, on average, how much a person would need to make annually to cover basic needs such as rent, transportation, food, health care, and money in case of emergencies. Hess also mentions the wage gap with women and women of color and sexual harassment and assault on women at work.
Jared Meyer, Senior Fellow with the Foundation for Government Accountability was our second featured guest on the Oct. 31 show to discuss quality of service providers. Meyer also talks about regulating certain professions and state licensing requirements with different services.
Show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discusses exercising your right to vote during the upcoming midterm elections. Every vote counts.
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On the show today we had Darold Johnson, Director of Legislation and Political Action, from the Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT), and Elyse Shaw, Senior Research Associate, from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Darold Johnson talks about the Summit Academy Charter School in Parma, fair wages, the teachers negotiating their first contract, Senate Bill 246 and intervention help for younger students. Elyse Shaw talks about the Union advantage for women, how policy affects men and women differently, wage gap issues, and how the Janus decision affects women in Unions. All of this and much more on today’s show!