Democrat Debate Takeaways Discussed on America’s Work Force

Mark Gruenberg, writer and editor for Press Associates Union spoke with America’s Work Force on July 1 to discuss his takeaways on what was said during the Democratic debates in the last week of June.

Mark Gruenberg PAI Press Associates Inc., Union NewsGruenberg first spoke about the Supreme Court and their recent decision on a gerrymandering case in Ohio and other legislation surrounding the issues caused by gerrymandering. He then discussed the Democratic debates from the end of June and spoke about what he liked and did not like regarding the topics that were discussed. On the topic of the new NAFTA agreements, the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, Gruenberg said that before it gets voted on he wants it to be enforceable with a strong presence of worker rights written and explained thoroughly for all to understand them. Lastly, he talked about CEO compensation and how unbalanced it is compared to other workers at the same company.

Sue McConnell Better Business BureauSue McConnell, president of the Better Business Bureau in Cleveland, spoke with AWF about scams to be on the lookout for during the summer. She talked about the website healthyandbeauty.com and how they claim to be selling brand name beauty supplies for an incredible discounted price, then when a person purchases from them, they never send a product. The second scam that McConnell discussed is about was a door-to-door DNA testing company who claims they provide a free DNA background examination as long as a medical card is provided, with which the scammers will steal the information off of. A third scam she said to be cautious of is a roofing company saying they will repair your roof for free, but they actually are offering a free consultation, not a free roof. Lastly, McConnell talked about a social security scam where a scammer will use a phone call spoofing method to pose as a social security worker and retrieve a persons sensitive information.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the Youngstown Vindicator newspaper being shut down after being in publication for over 150 years.



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First Responders Receiving Bargaining Rights Discussed on America’s Work Force

Mark Gruenberg, editor of Press Associates Inc., union news, spoke to America’s Work Force on May 6 about giving first responders more bargaining power for themselves.

Mark Gruenberg PAI Press Associates Inc., Union News

Gruenberg first spoke about how the United States is facing its lowest level of unemployment since 1969 and how certain jobs, such as factory jobs, have been increasing. He then went and talked about medicare for all, and also how the Trump administration has been trying to tear down the Affordable Care Act. Gruenberg then discussed first responders and how they should have more bargaining rights to negotiate contracts for themselves. He said that given their typically dangerous job, they should have the ability to bargain to negotiate for better hours, wages, equipment, safety standards, and more. Lastly, Gruenberg talked about three veteran women organizers who put together a coalition to lobby to put women and family issues as a top priority for 2020 presidential candidates. Some issues they want to tackle include equal pay for equal work, paid maternal leave, and not separating families at the border.

Sue McConnell Better Business Bureau

Sue McConnell, president of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau spoke with AWF on May 6 about employment scams. She discussed how scammers were taking advantage of people when Amazon was looking for a place to set up their HQ2 and scammers would take people’s applications and take their personal information and have them fall victim to identity theft. McConnell also talked about a Social Security Administration spoofer phone call claiming they would take away a person’s benefits, deactivate their number, or offer them better benefits if they provided their social security number.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the gerrymandering in Ohio districts and how it was found unconstitutional. He also discussed postal service mail carriers and Stamp Out Hunger food drive.



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.

America’s Work Force Covers Potential Presidential Candidates for the 2020 Election

On April 1, Mark Gruenberg writer with Press Associates Inc., discussed the potential 2020 presidential candidates.

Mark Gruenberg PAI Press Associates Inc., Union NewsGruenberg spoke about the list of potential candidates for the upcoming 2020 presidential election. He discussed Joe Biden being incredibly high up on the polls for not even having announced his candidacy yet. Gruenberg then went on and discussed Michelle Obama’s book tour and how she has not been using union laborers to set up her stage production. He said that this is a big problem because of her husband, Barack, positive stance on unions and union workers. Gruenberg also talked about labor law reform along with equal work for equal pay laws being put into place.

Sue McConnell Better Business BureauSue McConnell, president of the Better Business Bureau, spoke with America’s Work Force on April 1 about new scams that people have been falling into. One of the scams regards bitcoin where a scammer would pose as someone from the IRS or a utility company and tell you that you have to make a payment as soon as possible or you will suffer a consequence. The scammer then sends the victim a QR code that they scan at a bitcoin kiosk linked to the scammer’s account and wire money to the scammer in order to prevent whatever the fraudulent consequence was. A second scam that McConnell discussed was a kidnapping scam where a scammer would call a victim and tell them that their loved one has been kidnapped and they will let them go if they pay off their ransom.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke today about workers in Illinois fired for going on strike that was legal under the National Labor Relations Board and have now filed a complaint against their former company.



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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