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.



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