The Bail Project Discussed on America’s Work Force

Robin Steinberg, founder and CEO of the Bail Project joined America’s Work Force on Oct. 17 to discuss what her organization does and why they do it.

Robin SteinbergSteinberg said that her organization aims to combat mass incarceration by reforming the pretrial system in the United States. She talked about how many offenders from low income and over policed neighborhoods are unable to afford their bail and how they could not go to work before their trials as a result, causing them to miss out on potential wages. Bail Project offers bail assistance to low-income Americans and their goal is to show that bail is not necessary to ensure certain offenders return to court for their trials. Since bail is returned at the end of a case, she said that donations to their organization could be used to help make bail for two to three other people per year, maximizing the impact of the money.

United SteelworkersPat Gallagher, United Steelworkers District 1 director spoke with AWF on Oct. 17 about the steel tariffs that the United States imposed on China. Gallagher said that he believes that there were positive effects from the tariffs and that it gave the United States time to recover from China dumping steel into the market. He also talked about the United Steelworkers international executive board meeting in Cleveland.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the General Motors and the United Auto Workers coming to a tentative agreement after a 31-day strike.



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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America’s Work Force Discusses Single Payer Health Care

Zachary Siegal, contributing writer with the Nation Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 19 about single payer healthcare.

Zachary Siegel Siegal spoke about Timothy Faust’s new book Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next, which covers single-payer healthcare. In his book, he talked about what needs to be done in order for a single-payer model to be successful in the United States. According to Siegal, the spending that would be needed to fund a single-payer model is already being spent in other areas, so the argument that it is not affordable for the U.S. is untrue. He said that the U.S. most certainly could afford to adapt the single-payer health care model, but it would need to be done correctly. Lastly, Siegal spoke about an HIV outbreak in Scott County, Indiana. Compounding the issue of opioid addiction plaguing the county, there is also an HIV epidemic occurring in the area because people are sharing needles that they are using to inject their drugs.

United SteelworkersPat Gallagher, president of the North Coast Labor Federation spoke with AWF on Sept. 19 about the United Steel Workers international executive board meeting. He said that these board meetings involve reviewing the quality of conditions at plants that their workers work at and evaluate what they are doing well and what could be done better. The purpose of these meetings is to make sure everything is up to standard and that the work accurately represents the union’s image.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the United Auto Workers being on strike and General Motors telling the striking workers that they are now responsible for their own health care.



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.

Jobs With Justice Discussed on America’s Work Force

Deb Kline, director of Cleveland Jobs With Justice spoke with America’s Work Force on May 16 to discuss worker victories.

Cleveland Jobs With Justice

Kline discussed janitors in Ohio victory and receiving a wage increase. Janitors with Service Employees International Union (SEUI) Local 1 had a historic victory where workers ratified a new contract that would lay the groundwork to pave the way to $15 hourly wages. She also talked about the spring celebration for Cleveland Jobs With Justice which will recognize activists who have pushed for change and Jobs With Justice victories over the last year.

United Steel Workers

Pat Gallagher, sub-district director of United Steelworkers District 1 spoke with AWF about the USW’s contract renewal with the Jack Casino. He talked about how the first contract they had signed with the Jack Casino will end on June 19, so they are beginning negotiations for a new contract. Gallagher also discussed the steel and aluminum tariffs on China have created nearly 12,000 jobs in the United States.

Kris LaGrange UCOMM Blog

Kris LaGrange, host of the UCOMM Blog, also spoke with AWF on May 16. LaGrange discussed Delta airlines posting anti-union posters, telling workers they are better off spending their hard earned money on gaming consoles rather than union dues. He also talked about FaceBook content reviewers and how high the turnover for that job is.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed President Trump’s attempts to change the rules on how poverty in calculated.



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.

Single Payer Healthcare was a Main Topic of Discussion on America’s Work Force

On today’s broadcast, we had Patrick Gallagher from District 1 United Steelworker, speaking on behalf of the North Coast Labor Federation, and Dr. Adam Gaffney. Mr. Gallagher talks about the steel tariffs and how they are not as bad as people are making them out to be, right to work, and steel contract negotiations. Dr. Gaffney talks about how single-payer healthcare is a bargain, contrary to reports saying that it is “unfeasible”, and how it can actually produce savings. Along with this, the Harley Davidson boycott is discussed.