Weight Based Discrimination Discussed on America’s Work Force

Workplace discrimination was one of the main topics on the July 12 edition of America’s Work Force Radio.

Justin MaddenJustin Madden, owner of Justin Madden Co., LPA, joined AWF to discuss how, as of right now, Michigan is the only state where weight-based discrimination is illegal, but in the other 49 state, Title VII is used to prevent this type of discrimination. Madden said studies showing sexual discrimination and weight-based discrimination hurt women the most, which cause them to earn less than their co-workers, who are performing the same work. He also talked about a case in which evidence was lost and the defendant was still found guilty. According to Madden, in this specific case, the main issue was whether the evidence was moved or lost, and how the jury could rule against the defendant without any evidence.

Progressive PopulistJim Cullen, editor of the Progressive Populist, provided insight on the Democrat Party presidential primary debates and the Democratic Party presidential candidates. He gave an overview on 24 candidates and how he believes the herd will be thinned out as the choice for candidates becomes more concentrated.

United Labor AgencySarah Pavlik, social media director for the United Labor Agency, also appeared on America’s Work Force Radio. She talked about the ULA, who is working to build a stronger presence online. Pavlik also spoke on recruitment by the Ohio Means Jobs organization and previewed the ULA’s annual meeting.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed multi-employer pensions plans and the Butch-Lewis 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.

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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.

Push for Collective Bargaining Rights Discussed on America’s Work Force

Justin Madden, personal injury and business litigation lawyer with Justin Madden Law, spoke with America’s Work Force on May 10 to talk about firefighters fighting for collective bargaining rights.

Justin Madden

Madden brought up the issue of the start time for firefighters at the Cleveland Fire Department’s 24 hour shift being moved up from 8:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. This does not sound like an issue, however, the fire chief made this decision on his own without discussing it with the firefighters in the department. He said that the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 93 objected to this and said that the firefighters in the department deserve to negotiate the terms of their hours themselves, instead of changes being implemented without any discussion. Madden said that the firefighters should be able to negotiate a contract with their fire chief where they negotiate important topics such as their shift times.

Progressive Populist

Jim Cullen, editor of the Progressive Populist spoke with AWF on May 10 about the Mueller Report. He talked about how the president should remain under investigation for obstruction of justice, collusion, and even treason. Cullen also said that he believes that the findings in the Mueller Report should be broadcast on television for everyone to see.

National Association of Letter Carriers

Mark Camilli, national business agent for the National Association of Letter Carriers talked about the Stamp Out Hunger food drive taking place on Saturday, May, 11. To participate in the food drive, Camilli said that a person should leave non-perishable canned food items next to their mailbox, and when a mail-person drops off a resident’s mail, they will pick it up, and the food will be donated.

AWF host Ed “Flash” spoke about Richard Trumka’s speech about the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) 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 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.

Concerns Over Workplace Safety Discussed on America’s Work Force

America’s Work Force dove into the topic of workplace safety and discussed some real life cases pertaining to it.

Justin MaddenJustin Madden from the Madden Law Firm in Ohio spoke to America’s Work Force on April 12 to go into detail about workplace safety cases. He first informed listeners that safety on a jobsite is both the responsibility of the landowner and the project manager, not just one or the other. If someone sees something that is a safety concern, they are required to bring it to attention. One case that Madden ran through was Michaels v. Ford Motor Companies, which was taken to appellate court to find a verdict over who was the negligent party in a workers unfortunate death at a Ford Motors factory.

Progressive PopulistJim Cullen, editor of the Progressive Populist spoke to AWF on April 12 to cover the May 1 edition of the Progressive Populist. Cullen’s main talking points were over the GOP and their “war on the sick and the poor.” He also discussed the major healthcare provisions.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about a teacher strike and people who don’t support it, feeding the strikers cookies laced with laxatives.



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.

Green New Deal Discussed on America’s Work Force

On March 8, Jim Cullen, editor of the Progressive Populist, joined America’s Work Force to talk about the Green New Deal being the change that society needs.

Progressive PopulistCullen first discussed the Green New Deal and how it is designed to help de-carbonize and transform the energy sector into cleaner, more efficient energy. He also said that it would benefit society by reducing our carbon footprint, cut down on emissions, and stop exploiting natural resources. Cullen discussed how the Republican party claims that they are fighting socialism and open borders in the 2020 election and stating that Democrats are forcing socialist agendas on people. Lastly, he talked about older Americans and how they are against socialism and how more millennials are favoring socialism.

Justin MaddenAWF has a newcomer on the March 8 edition, trial lawyer, Justin Madden. Madden, who specializes in consumer and personal injury, prescription and medical errors, and insurance disputes, talked about how law practice has changed over the years. He also talked about how gratifying it is to win a case after working so hard for your client for so long.



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.