100 Years of the American Legion Discussed on America’s Work Force

Mark Seavey, editor for the American Legion spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 15 about the100th year anniversary of the American Legion publication.

Mark Seavey American Legion MagazineThe American Legion has come up on 100 years and Seavey brought up some stories that are to be featured in the December edition of the publication. One of the stories highlights veteran homelessness in the west coast of the United States and how they struggle to find affordable housing. Veterans are provided vouchers from their VA’s to help pay for rent, but rent has been increasing at an aggressive rate in California that it is too much for the VA vouchers to maintain. He also talked about helping find mental health resources for veterans who may be struggling with readjusting to civilian life or have any sort of post traumatic stress disorder from their time serving the country.

Norm Wernett Alliance for Retired AmericansRich Fiesta, executive director for the Alliance for Retired Americans spoke about House Resolution 3, which addresses pharmaceutical drug pricing. He said that the drug prices are rising at an incredibly fast rate and people are unable to afford prescriptions, as their insurance does not cover them fully. Fiesta also talked about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and how it includes legislation to lower prices but not the power to negotiate prices if they were to start increasing again.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the National Nurses United union endorsing Bernie Sanders for the second time.



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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Side Effects of Mefloquine Discussed on America’s Work Force

Mark Seavey, assistant director at the American Legion, spoke with America’s Work Force on July 19 about the side effects of an anti-malaria drug.

Mark Seavey American Legion MagazineSeavey, who had previously served in the United States military, spoke about the side effects soldiers may have, if given a drug to prevent contracting malaria. He said that the drug is called mefloquine and many soldiers were suffering major side effects from the drug. Seavey told a story about his battle buddy in the military, who after taking mefloquine, did not sleep for four days and was suffering from hyperactivity. He also told stories about other soldiers who suffered some major side effects after taking the anti-malaria drug. Lastly, Seavey talked about American Legion baseball and the various professional baseball players who played in the Legion league.

Norm Wernett Alliance for Retired AmericansRich Fiesta, executive director at the Alliance of Retired Americans spoke with AWF on July 19 about a minimum wage increase over a span of the next few years, increasing from $7.25 to $15.00 an hour. He also talked about how the minimum wage increase will be able to help people’s social security. Finally, Fiesta talked about pensions and House Resolution 397.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about a minimum wage increase, the benefits of it and how the Cadillac Tax is now dead.



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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The 75th Anniversary of D-Day was Remembered on America’s Work Force

Mark Seavey, editor and blogger with the American Legion Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on May 17 to speak about the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Mark Seavey American Legion Magazine

Seavey spoke about the June edition of the American Legion magazine, and the articles that are featured inside of it. He spoke about an article describing events that went down on D-Day, such as how much of a struggle soldiers were having landing on target due to extreme winds that day. Seavey also talked about how bravely the United States fought that day, given the weather conditions and the German’s not being ignorant to U.S. plans to attack that day. He then went on to talk about the very first G.I. Bill and the positive impacts that it had on soldiers when it was first created and where it is now.

Norm Wernett Alliance for Retired Americans

Rich Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans spoke with AWF on May 15 about stabilizing the Affordable Care Act, and controlling prescription drug prices. He also talked about strengthening social security and healthcare. Lastly, Fiesta spoke about a social security scam where scammers are contacting social security recipients disguised as social security representatives. During this scam, scammers will tell the victims that their accounts have been compromised and ask for their social security number so they can fix their problem and then will steal their information after they are provided with the social number.



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.

Transitioning Active Duty Military Members Discussed on America’s Work Force

On March 15, Jeff Stoffer, director of marketing and communications with American Legion Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force about programs designed to help transitioning active duty military members develop skills for in-demand jobs.

American Legion Magazine Jeff StoffersStoffer talked about military bases around the United States offering programs for active duty military members that provide training in different trades and help them gain the skills needed to excel in their work field. The training they receive are in the pipe trades, such as pipefitters, steamfitters, welding and HVAC-R (heat, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration). By receiving the training, the transitioning military members will have a head start on a career, while easily adapting to the challenges in their trade and civilian life. Stoffer also talked about the child welfare foundation committee and how they offer support for children while their parents are deployed.

Alliance for Retired Americans Richard FiestaRich Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans spoke with AWF on March 15 about the cuts that have been made to social security and medicare after President Trump said that no cuts would be made to them. He also talked about how social security administrations are now allowed to monitor the social medias of those on disability to ensure they are not abusing the system.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about how there are still some TSA employees that are waiting on their back pay that is owed to them from the government shutdown earlier in the year. He said that some employees have received a week’s worth of pay while some others have received nothing at all.



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.

Definition of Americanism Discussed on America’s Work Force.

What makes America, America was the main topic of discussion on the Jan. 18 edition of America’s Work Force.

Mark Seavey, writer and editor with American Legion, discussed the definition of Americanism during his appearance on AWF. According to Seavey, Americanism encompasses democracy, freedom of speech, availability for education to those who want it and diversity. Seavey said that being a melting pot of different ethnicities, cultures, and religions is what makes America, America. He also talked about the 800,000 government employees who are not being paid and are still required to go in to work. Seavey talked about the Coast Guards risking potential injury or death while working and not receiving any pay as a result of the government shutdown.

Rich Fiesta, Executive Director with the Alliance for Retired Americans, was also featured on the Jan. 18 edition of AWF. Fiesta spoke about the majority of workers over the age of 50 being forced out of their jobs. He also talked about the new congress and issues they might address in 2019. Some of these issues include the Affordable Care Act, medicare for all, and medicare buy-in for older workers.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the ongoing government shutdown and the increase in TSA workers calling in sick in response to not being paid while still being required to show up to work.


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.



America’s Work Force Radio Examines VA Copay Issues

Mark Seavy, from the American Legion, appeared on America’s Work Force Radio on Dec. 21 and talked about copay issues within the Veterans Administration.

American Legion Magazine Mark Seavey

According to Seavy, the VA refuses to reimburse veterans for out of pocket emergency services. He said it is ridiculous that the government has the money to deploy soldiers, but does have the money to care for them when they return home injured or sick. He believes there needs to be better copay options for veterans to cover the costs of medication, rehabilitation and other medical needs. Seavy also spoke about the decision by Defense Secretary James Mattis to resign after a disagreement with President Trump, who decided to U.S troops out of Syria.

Alliance for Retired Americans Executive Director Rich Fiesta talked about what his organization plans to do in 2019. Fiesta said they will work to address issues such as the price of prescription drugs, the expansion of social security and raising the earning cap. He also discussed a recent court ruling, which declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. Fiesta said the Texas judge made a poorly reasoned decision and did not thoroughly review the ACA.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed SNAP eligibility and recently passed legislation, which bans the shackling of pregnant women in federal prisons.


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.

American Legion Magazine Mark Seavey on America’s Workforce Radio

Mark Seavey with the American Legion Magazine and Rich Fiesta with the Alliance for Retired Americans were featured on America’s Work Force Radio.

The American Legion Magazine Mark LeaveyOn Oct. 19, Mark Seavey was a guest on the show to discuss different types of discharge from the military and receiving help to cope with PTSD. Seavey also talks about the November edition of the American Legion Magazine, National Legion Day, and veterans explaining what is important to them when making a memorial.

Alliance for Retired Americans ARA Rich FiestaRich Fiesta discusses the disturbing budget deficit and social security. He talks about working to protect the health and security of worker’s pension plans. He stresses that the workers have entitlement to their social security after working so hard for it and it is unfair to lose it.

Show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talks about getting out to vote for the upcoming midterms and once again discusses the Marriott workers that are currently on 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.

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.


VA Medical Center Debacle Discussed on America’s Work Force.

On the show today, we had Mark Seavey from the American Legion Magazine and Richard Fiesta from the Alliance of Retired Americans. While on the show, our first guest Seavey talks about a major problem going on with a VA Medical Center project in Denver going over budget and people are thinking it is intentionally being sabotaged by putting things in it that are not necessary and not focusing on what actually needs to be put into it. Seavey also talks about the Blue Water Bill and how scientists are saying there is no direct link to all the cases of cancer going on. Our second guest Richard Fiesta talks a lot about social security, social security caucus going on right now, how we can expand, strengthen, and fix the benefits, raising the artificial earnings cap, raising the retiring age, tax cuts, and the senate race. We also discuss momentum in favor of labor, the governor race, and the investigation into ECOT!

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.