Government Shutdown Holding Federal Workers Hostage Discussed on America’s Work Force

President Trump holding out on ending the government shutdown until his demands of funding the border wall are met was a main topic of discussion on the Jan. 11 edition of America’s Work Force.

Jim Cullen, editor for the Progressive Populist discussed the ongoing government shutdown and how it is hurting federal and contract workers. Cullen described the situation as President Trump holding the federal and contract workers hostage until his demands are met. By not ending the government shutdown, President Trump is causing nearly 800,000 government employees to miss out on their first paycheck since Dec. 22. He also talked about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposal of increasing the top tax rate to 70 percent as well as her ideas for the Green New Deal.

Mary Jane Trapp

Mary Jane Trapp discussed when a court can modify court costs, referencing State v. Braden, during her Jan. 11 appearance on AWF. She also discussed the two new Ohio justices, Mike Donnelly and Melanie Stewart, and their backgrounds leading up to where they are now.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about President Trump threatening to declare a state of emergency to get the funding he wants for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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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Progressive Populists Discuss Immigration on America’s Work Force Radio

Jim Cullen, Progressive Populist editor, America’s Work Force Radio and talked about President Trump’s bluffs about building the wall between the United States and Mexico.

The Progressive Populist Jim CullenCullen joined AWF on Dec. 14 and examined President Trump’s claim about building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Ultimately, Cullen feels Trump’s wall will not be built for a variety of reasons, including the meeting with incoming House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Shumur (D-NY), which he called a political stunt. Cullen said he does not expect Mexico to pay for the wall, noting there could be land and property issues if a wall was built. In addition to the wall, Cullen spoke about the possibility Trump will be impeached, including how he believes it could happen.

Mary Jane TrappMary Jane Trapp, 11th District Court of Appeals Judge elect appeared on America’s Work Force Radio and discussed a defamation case. She explained the difference between physical injuries and injuries to one’s reputation. Judge-elect Trapp talked about Embassy Healthcare, a necessities statute case and a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court in the case of Cincinnati Reds v. Bobblehead, where the Reds argued promotional giveways should be tax exempt.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed organizing efforts by 400 employees at a Tesla facility in Buffalo, N.Y.


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.


Healthcare and Pre-Existing Conditions are Main Topics of Discussion on America’s Work Force Radio.

Midterm election results, healthcare and pre-existing conditions, and military advocacy were the hot topics of discussion on the Nov. 9 edition of AWF.

The Progressive Populist Jim CullenEditor of the Progressive Populist, Jim Cullen, discusses the current state of the republican party and what he calls “post-truth” world they are living in. He goes on to talk about how he believes President Trump lied when he said that he was going to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions and that the democrats would destroy medicare.

USAA Mike KellyAssistant Vice President and Military Advocate with the USAA, Mike Kelly, was the second featured guest and he talks about how others can help veterans. Kelly goes on to discuss the benefits of hiring veterans and how it can help reduce the unemployment rate. He concludes his time by talking about an active way to show your support for veterans with their #HonorThroughAction campaign.

Mary Jane TrappOhio’s 11th District Court of Appeals Judge, Mary Jane Trapp, was our third featured guest on AWF, as she discusses two court cases. One case uncovered details of a widow who was filing a lawsuit against Notre Dame Football, claiming they were responsible for her late-husband’s chronic brain injuries. The second case that Trapp discussed involves the Ohio State Bar Association and landlord agents not being permitted to file eviction actions.

America’s Work Force host Ed “Flash” Ferenc reviews the labor wins resulting from the midterm elections and the American Federation of Teachers continuing their fight against budget cuts in order to properly fund their programs.


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.


Trump Administration Main Topic of Discussion on America’s Work Force.

Today on the show we had Jim Cullen and Mary Jane Trapp. Our first guest Jim Cullen talked a lot about politics, more specifically, the Trump administration claiming executive privilege, the fight against Brett Kavanaugh, progressive populists, the Supreme Court and their right wing majority and how Democrats should combat it, economists royalists remaining, and new deal reforms. Our second guest was Mary Jane Trapp, who is currently running for Court Appeals Judge, talks about Ponzi schemes and how investors are not able to sue the independent brokers that they purchased the securities through unless they can prove collusion between the broker and the place conducting the scheme. She also discuses self-directed IRAs, Ohio Securities Act, and how you can be charged with a crime for possessing a weapon with a disability if you have a juvenile record. We also discuss a strike for the steel workers, benefit cuts by U.S. steel worker company, contract bargaining, and deck stacking. A little bit of a change from the recent topics of discussion on today’s show!

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.