Cleveland.com Writer Discusses Ken Johnson Scandal on America’s Work Force Radio

Mark Naymik, who writes for Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer, discussed the ongoing scandal surrounding Cleveland Ward 4 City Councilman Ken Johnson on America’s Work Force Radio.

Mark NaymikOn Nov. 28, Naymik provided an update on the issues involving Johnson, who among other things, has been reimbursed $1,200 every month for the past 11 years for “ward services.” The FBI’s public corruption squad is currently investigating Johnson and the Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corp. that Johnson has for years supported with tax dollars. The Johnson scandal prompted Cleveland residents to bring about a charter change to reduce the amount of members on Cleveland’s City Council from 17 down to nine. This proposed charter change would also reduce council’s pay from $80,133 a year to $58,000.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Tyler LongpineTyler Longpine, Political Director of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, also appeared on the show and discussed his thoughts about the lame duck session of Congress and multi-employer pension funds. He talked about upcoming issues that the next Congress will have to address in January, such as infrastructure.

 

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc provided his thoughts on the General Motors layoffs and President Trump’s response to the news of the shutdowns.


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Mark Naymik from Cleveland.com Featured on America’s Work Force Radio

Mark Naymik, political columnist for Cleveland.com with featured works in the Plain Dealer, was one of two featured guests on America’s Work Force Radio.

Mark Naymik On Oct. 24, Mark Naymik made an appearance on America’s Work Force Radio to discuss the controversy surrounding Ken Johnson and his monthly reimbursement payments of $1,200. Johnson has undefined expenses and is being reimbursed $1,200 every month and no one is questioning why. Naymik also talks about the political landscape in Ohio with the governor race and the senate race.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Tyler LongpineThe second featured guest to appear on the show was Tyler Longpine, Political Director with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. While on the show, Longpine discusses the upcoming election, voter suppression, and what is at stake for working families. He goes on to talk about retirement security, social security, and union pensions.

Show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talks about the “mystery tax cut” and what he thinks the Republicans end game with it is, the Freedom Foundation being anti-worker, and a scam tracker to report any contact received by anti-union groups.


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.


Ken Johnson Controversy Discussed on America’s Work Force Radio

Today on our show we had Mark Naymik and Rita Lewis. Mark is from Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer and Rita is widow to Butch Lewis who worked with the Teamsters. Mark Naymik began his time on the show with talking about President Trump and his speech at the United Nations and then spent a while talking about the controversy surrounding Ken Johnson. To conclude his time on the show, Naymik talked about politics, state politics in Ohio involving Cordray and Dewine, the ECOT scandal, and Hyland Software being mentioned on a subpoena served by public corruption investigators. Rita Lewis was our second guest on the show today and she discussed pension plans. She talked about how hard her late husband, Butch Lewis of the Teamsters, fought for keeping pensions alive, Butch Lewis Act, and how it ultimately led to his death. Now, Lewis picks up where Butch left off and continues the fight and will not let the issue die out. We also discuss President Trump fighting court orders on what he can do with government employees, right to vote, voter registration day, and AFGE Local 3399 having problems with a VA. Lots of interesting stuff today on the 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.

Discussion on Buckeye Shaker Square Development on America’s Work Force.

On today’s show we had Mark Naymik from the Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com and Mike Walden with the National United Committee to Protect Pensions. During the show, Mark Naymik talked about Ken Johnson, the Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation, and airline maintenance workers and passenger safety. Mike Walden talks about the National United Committee to Protect Pensions, which he is a part of, the North East Ohio Committee to protect pensions, and the Butch Lewis Act.