Pro-Worker Legislation was the Main Topic of Discussion on America’s Work Force.

On March 4, Mark Gruenberg, writer for Press Associates Inc. union news service, spoke about the progressive agenda set for 2019 while on America’s Work Force.

Mark Gruenberg PAI Press Associates Inc., Union NewsGruenberg discussed pro-worker legislation being one of the main targets in the progressive agenda for the year. He said that the pro-worker legislation will include legislation on equal pay for equal work and workers freedom to negotiate act. Gruenberg also touched on the Green New Deal and how some Republicans are in favor of using alternative energy sources over fossil fuels. To wrap up his interview, Gruenberg discussed the long term effects of the government shutdown, such as huge financial hits on government workers who had to dip into their savings and 401k’s because they were not receiving pay during the shutdown.

Sue McConnell Better Business BureauSue McConnell, president of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau, discussed a variety of scams for students to be on the lookout for during spring break season. She explained the importance of researching housing accomodations thoroughly before booking and paying for them, and to also look up the address to make sure that it is valid. McConnell also talked about “car wrap” scams and “friends and family” scams.



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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Better Business Bureau Warns of Scams to be on the Lookout for on America’s Work Force.

President of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau, Sue McConnell, heeds warning for scams to lookout for during tax season and around Valentine’s Day.

Better Business BureauOn Feb. 4, McConnell discussed three different scams to be on the lookout for during the next couple months while she was on America’s Work Force. The first thing scandal McConnell wants listeners to be cautious about is how to avoid tax ID theft. Some of those tips included completing your returns as soon as you get them, be careful of fraudulent communications attempting to gain access to your accounts and protect your private data.

Better Business BureauMcConnell discussed harassment and soliciting from Liberty Power electrical company and how you should not give in to all their pressure tactics in getting you to sign up with them. Lastly, since it is the Valentine’s Day, how you can avoid romance scams that typically happen over the internet. McConnell says these scams happen when “catfisher” scammers offer attractive photos, engage you actively over chat, act like they are “falling in love with you” but will never meet up with you, and then ask for you to send them money to help them get themselves out of a fabricated financial discrepancy.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about labor writer, Mark Gruenberg’s latest articles regarding the 35-day partial government shutdown that affected nearly 800,000 workers, causing long-term damage to workers and agencies. He also spoke about the bipartisan issue of making prescription drugs more affordable.



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.

Partial Government Shutdown Discussed on America’s Work Force

Week two of the partial government shutdown was the main topic of discussion during the Jan. 7 edition of America’s Work Force.

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Labor writer Mark Gruenberg with Press Associates Union discussed the partial government shutdown and the ongoing effects it has on government employees. He talked about “essential” government employees that are required to continue to work during the shutdown but are unsure if they will be paid or not. Gruenberg also talked about the American Federation of Government Employees lawsuit against the Trump administration in federal court to pay the “essential” workers, but the courts can’t heart the case right now because they are part of the shutdown. He also mentioned the outlook for the new congress.

Sue McConnell with the Better Business Bureau, BBB, joined AWF on Jan. 7 and discussed the top 10 scams of 2018, as listed by the BBB. From E-commerce to medicare scams, McConnell gives an overview and explanation of all of the top scams of the year.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed President Trump’s demands more money in order to pay for the border wall when he still has yet to use the current money allocated towards border security.

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.


BBB Warns of Holiday Shopping Scams on America’s Work Force Radio

Sue McConnell from the Better Business Bureau warned shoppers should beware of holiday shopping scams on America’s Work Force Radio.

McConnell, during her Dec. 3 AWF appearance, listed a number of scams to look out for while shopping during the upcoming Christmas season. One scam that motorists and anyone else using a gas or kerosene pump should be aware of is a credit card skimmer at the pumps. She said people’s credit card information is being stolen through the use of card skimmers and explained the steps to take if you fall victim to it. She stressed the importance of checking the validity of websites before making an online purchase. This is especially important on big-ticket items to ensure the company is legitimate so you do not get ripped off. Finally, McConnell talked about doing research and meeting in person before buying a puppy as a gift. By doing so, shoppers will be able to make sure the dog is as described, healthy and gives you the ability to ask any questions about the animal.

Mark Gruenberg People's WorldLabor writer Mark Gruenberg joined America’s Work Force Radio and discussed the new congress, which will have the ability to rewrite existing labor laws to make them more worker friendly, especially for those who want to organize. He also talked about potential problems that could arise by privatizing the U.S. Postal Service. Gruenberg though, thinks privatization will not happen.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), which some people call the new NAFTA. He also spoke about workers with Unite Here Local 5, who ended their 51-day strike when they ratified a new contract with five hotels.


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.


Unemployment Rate and Holiday Scams Discussed on America’s Work Force Radio

America’s Work Force Radio host Ed “Flash” Ferenc and guests discussed the nation’s unemployment rate and holiday scams on the Nov. 5 edition of AWF.

People's World Mark GruenbergWashington Bureau Chief of People’s World and Press Associates Inc. (PAI) editor Mark Gruenberg discussed the low U.S. unemployment rate. He explained how the unemployment rate differs from the jobless rate, which he said is high. Gruenberg spoke about the political climate in what he called “The Disunited States of America,” and said a change is needed.

Better Business Bureau Sue McConnellSue McConnell, with the Better Business Bureau, appeared on the show to discuss common scams that pop up during the holiday season when people increase their online shopping. To avoid being scammed on Black Friday, McConnell advised people research reputable online companies. With winter fast approaching, she urged people to research legitimate snow removal service companies. McConnell said to make sure you have a written contract drawn up so you can be reassured you will not be duped out of money.

Ferenc discussed Election Day and how President Trump riled up his fan base prior to the election.


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.


Union Defeating Executive Orders Discussed on America’s Work Force.

On our show today, we had guests Mark Gruenberg and Sue McConnell. Our first guest Mark Gruenberg is head Washington DC’s bureau of People’s World and also an editor of Press Associations Inc. During his time on the show, Gruenberg talks about the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, people calling the senate and telling them to believe the survivors, Labor Federations, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) all speaking against Kavanaugh. Gruenberg also talks about the executive court orders being overturned and now how they are being appealed and he explains that federal workers cannot bargain over their pay, contracts with the middle class, Cordray and Dewine race, and a Blue Wave.

Our second guest on the show was Sue McConnell from the Better Business Bureau. Today, Sue talked about new scams going on with fake check scams and car wrap scams. People are being sent fraudulent checks from companies that they think are trustworthy, depositing the bogus checks, taking money out and sending it to a third party business involved in the scam, and then having to pay the bank back when they find out the check was fake. Last year, the public lost over $60 million from these fake check scandals and that does not include scams that were not reported! She also talks about doing research before sending money to Natural Disaster Relief charities because some may not be trustworthy and keep the money, and she finishes her time on the show talking about children’s identities being stolen and their credit scores being ruined.

We also talk about Labor 411 celebrating a decade of making a difference for workers, and supporting businesses who treat their workers well and provide good pay, benefits, etc. A lot of interesting stuff on the show today!


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Labor Day Show

Happy Labor day! On today’s show, we have guests Mark Gruenberg, editor for Press Associates Union News Service, and Sue McConnell with the Better Business Bureau. Our first guest on the show, Mark Gruenberg, talks about the race in Missouri on organized labor, progressive, pro-worker, women running in the primaries, Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s meetings with several labor leaders, Leo Gerard and his writings about President Trump, postal workers convention on privatizing the postal service, as well as postal banking and savings accounts and what happened to them. With her limited, yet informative time on the show today, Sue McConnell talked about three fraudulent job offers to be aware of, saving you some time, your money and possibly keeping your identity from being stolen stolen. Remember to always do careful research on job offers you find online before you send any personal information or money! More topics that we cover today are politics, the primaries, and some Labor Day History

We hope that you had a relaxing Labor Day!

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.