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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America’s Work Force Radio Examines Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service

America’s Work Force Radio examined the consequences of privatizing the U.S. Postal Service.

NALC National Association of Letter CarriersExecutive Vice President of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Brian Renfroe, joined AWF on Jan. 31 and discussed privatization of the postal service. Renfroe’s father worked as a letter carrier, and he proudly followed his father’s footsteps. The NALC has about 200,000 active members and around 80,000 retired members – all who would be affected by privatization. In addition to affecting postal carriers, privatization would negatively affect the general public. Currently, all U.S.P.S. patrons receive their mail for the same rates. If the U.S.P.S. was privatized, high density areas would be prioritized on mail delivery and suburban and other less dense areas will either receive their mail at a decreased rate.

Earth JusticeEarth Justice Vice President of Litigation Patrice Simms appeared on America’s Work Force Radio and spoke about environmental law protection. Earth Justice is a non-profit organization, which works to represent civic organizations, community groups, labor unions, and more, to fight for sustainable energy, clean air and various types of environmental protection. Simms highlighted 17 major cases his firm worked on, which resulted in significant decisions and 16 overall legal victories. He also discussed the Whitehouse’s Environmental Protection Agency rollbacks on smog control and pollution, which is drastically affecting people, especially those with asthma.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the proposed bill to make Election Day a paid federal holiday.



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.