Cleveland Reinstatement Fee Discussed on America’s Work Force

Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Emanuella Groves spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 8 about reinstating suspended licenses.

Judge Emanuella GrovesJudge Groves discussed lowering, or even eliminating reinstatement fees for Ohio drivers who have suspended licenses. She talked about how many people cannot afford to pay the fees to reinstate their licenses and are dependent on using their cars to get to work to earn their living, but are unable to drive because of their suspended license. Judge Groves discussed possible ways to lower the fees or eliminate them and explained why it would be beneficial to motor vehicle operators in Cleveland.

Progressive PopulistJim Cullen, editor of the Progressive Populist discussed medicare-for-all. He addressed the main issues as to why Republican politicians are against it and offered resolutions to the problems they have with it. Cullen spoke about how a national health plan could be put into effect and how an increase in payroll tax and income tax would come into play to help pay for the plan.

Justin MaddenJustin Madden, lawyer with Madden Law spoke about Ohio schools and the state intervening in them. When a school in Ohio continuously underperforms, the state steps in and takes over rather than leaving it up to the district to do something about it, Madden explained. Madden said how un-democratic this method is and gives districts no room to improve things on their own, the way that they would like to in their own communities. Lastly, Madden discussed a case involving a McDonald’s CEO’s inappropriate relationship with one of their employees.



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Trump’s Climate Con Explained on America’s Work Force

Jimmy Cullen, editor of the Progressive Populist spoke to America’s Work Force on Oct. 11 about President Trump and his denial in Climate Change.

Progressive PopulistCullen talked about President Trump and how he firmly believes that there is no proof that climate change is occurring and how research going towards the study of climate change is a waste of resources. He said that the President is cutting funding for programs conducting research on cleaner energy alternatives and also slashing funds to the Environmental Protection Agency. The cutting of funds to these two areas further shows that President Trump would rather ignore and push aside extensive research on such a major topic because he does not believe in it. Cullen also spoke about tax cuts and how in 2018, the rich paid a lower tax rate than the working class.

Justin MaddenJustin Madden, lawyer with Justin Madden Co. LPA spoke with AWF on Oct. 11 about two court decisions in the Ohio supreme court. One of the cases involved an accident with two shoppers at a Giant Eagle where one shopper hit another with an electric-powered shopping cart, resulting in injuries and the death of the other shopper. Giant Eagle was first found liable for punitive damages since it was their property used, but then were found to have no legal responsibility. The second decision Madden discussed involved the Fannie Lewis Act in Cleveland. The Ohio Supreme Court decided against the Fannie Lewis Act meaning that public contractors were not required to hire city residents on projects.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the 1.6 percent raise in cost of living adjustment for those on social security and how it is not enough to keep up with rising prescription drug prices.



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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At-Will Employees Discussed on America’s Work Force

Justin Madden, lawyer with Justin Madden Co. LPA spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 13 to discuss at-will employees.

Justin MaddenMadden began his conversation by talking about how Ohio is an “at-will” state, which means that employees could be fired at the discretion of their employers, at any time, for a good reason or no reason at all. That being said, an employee could do everything that their job required them to do and do it well and their employer could still hypothetically fire them. Madden said that in a private sector, this would not be the case, so only public sector workers are affected by working in an at-will state.

Progressive PopulistJim Cullen, editor of The Progressive Populist was the second guest on the Sept. 13 edition of America’s Work Force. Cullen spoke about the Trump administration and what America will be like after he leaves office. He also talked about President Trump having members of his administration admit to things that he may have done that were not necessarily legal, to divert the attention and bad publicity away from him.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about Uber and the company misclassifying their employees as independent contractors and the trouble that comes with it.



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.

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace Discussed on America’s Work Force

Justin Madden, attorney at Justin Madden Co. L.P.A. joined us on America’s Work Force on June 14 s he discussed medical marijuana being permitted at the workplace.

Justin MaddenMadden talked about the increase in the number of states that are legalizing medical marijuana and some of the problems that may follow. He said that Ohio is one of the 32 states that have legalized medical marijuana, but they still run into problems, despite the legalization. Madden discussed the possibility of issues with marijuana being legalized, but some workplaces still not allowing their employees to have it in their systems while on the clock. Regardless of the employees prescribed medical marijuana, they could still be fired if there is a no-drug policy. Madden mentioned that there is work being done to make exceptions for those who are affected by their workplace no-drug policies.

Progressive PopulistJim Cullen, editor for the Progressive Populist, appeared on June 14’s edition of AWF where he discussed President Trump’s Twitter Trade Wars. He highlighted President Trump’s most recent tweets and how he believes that he has been making outrageous claims lately to distract people from problems in other areas. One of the main points that Cullen made is that the President’s tweets are filled with exaggerations and lies and people should do research on claims that he makes through his tweets to form their own opinions on issues. Lastly, Cullen discussed the new NAFTA, the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) and how he does not approve of it because there are not enough protections for workers and it is not enough to keep jobs in the U.S.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc touched on the United Auto Workers victory for nurses in Toledo, Ohio putting together a tentative agreement with Mercy Health to end a 38-day strike at St. Vincent Medical Center.



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.