Global Cleveland’s Welcoming Week Discussed on America’s Work Force

Joe Cimperman, president of Global Cleveland spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 3 to talk about Global Cleveland’s Welcoming Week event.

Joe CimpermanCimperman, former city councilman of 18 years for Cleveland and now president of Global Cleveland explained what Welcoming Week is all about. He said that everyone easily overlooks all the contributions immigrants have made to our country, cities, our art and our cultures. Cimperman first addressed that America welcomes everyone, especially those looking for a better life because that is what being an American is all about, and reminds everyone that they only got to America because of their immigrant ancestors. He then explained that Welcoming Week highlights, exhibits, and applauds various contributions that were made by immigrants and to show different companies and how they are global-friendly employers. Cimperman said that Welcoming Week shows unity between everyone and that we are all here for the same reason; to make the best life we can for ourselves.

AFL-CIOTim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO spoke to AWF on Sept. 3 to discuss Ohio House Bill 6, also known as the nuclear bailout bill. He talked about how it was an uneconomic decision and there should have been more thought put into it. Burga also discussed the National Labor Relations Act and Labor Day events throughout Ohio.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about President Trump slamming General Motors and claimed that they are no longer a big auto manufacturer and they sent all their jobs to China before he took office.



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Passing of Ohio House Bill 6 Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO spoke with America’s Work Force on August 6 about the passing of Ohio House Bill 6.

AFL-CIOBurga first spoke about the tragic mass shootings that occurred in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH over the last week. He said that the United States has a domestic terrorist problem and something needs to be done about it. Burga also mentioned that President Trump needs to be held accountable for the things that he says and how it might motivate people to commit these horrific actions. Later, Burga spoke about the passing of Ohio H.B. 6, more commonly known as the Nuclear Energy Bill and why he felt like the bill passing was positive. Burga stated that by preserving the power plants, 1,400 good paying union jobs were saved, and a source of clean energy in Ohio was saved. Burga then mentioned that companies in the oil and gas industry in Ohio have been putting money together to overturn the bill by means of referendum, but is hoping that does not happen.

CAP Center for American ProgressJesse Lee, Vice President of Communications at the Center for American Progress (CAP) joined AWF on August 6 to talk about President Trump and his broken promises. He talked about a running catalog that CAP keeps on the original promises that the President made during his campaign trail, categorized by state, and takes what he originally said and contrasts it with what he ended up actually doing. Some of these things included promises on healthcare, prescription drug prices and keeping jobs in the United States. Lastly, Lee spoke about the AT&T scandal where the corporation said that for every billion dollars in profit they made after receiving tax breaks, they would create 7,000 jobs, but ended up cutting 25,000 jobs and keeping all of their profits.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the Democrat debates, and wage theft occurring more often in the United States.



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Ohio Budget Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO spoke with America’s Work Force on July 2 about Ohio’s budget plan and the progress being made on it.

AFL-CIOBurga spoke about the Ohio budget plan that was voted on in late June and how an agreement was not reached, so an interim budget plan was set in place. He said that because Congress has not voted on the two outstanding house bills, they could not agree on the terms of their new budget plan just yet. Burga mentioned his support for Ohio House Bill 6, the clean air bill, because he supports the power plants mentioned in the bill. He said that the power plants provide good, well paying jobs to skilled workers. Burga also supports the power plants because they let off carbon free emissions, and the power plants continuously use union labor at their plants.

Kathryn Joyce Kathryn Joyce, freelance journalist with Type Investigate and the Huffington Post, discussed the politics in the wake of school shootings in the United States. In referencing the Marjory Stone-Douglas highschool shooting in Parkland, Florida in February 2018, Joyce discussed the different narratives each side of the political spectrum pushed in regards to the shooting and who to blame. She said that the Left blamed the lack of gun control legislation and the Right blamed the school system for their lack of disciplinary action on the gunman from when was younger and lashed out in school. She also talked about racial disparity in America’s school systems and the statistics claiming minorities are more likely to commit crimes when lashing out and not disciplined in school when they were younger, even though the majority of America’s school shooters have been caucasian.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about Alaska’s governor and his aggressive budget cuts on their state budget.



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.

New NAFTA Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO spent some time speaking with America’s Work Force on June 4, about the renegotiation of the new NAFTA agreement.

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Burga spoke about the new NAFTA agreement, renamed as the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), and how there is still work that needs to be done on it. He said that one of the main things that needs to be focused on is reversing some of the adverse effects that it has had on the United States over the past 25 years. Burga also said that they need to focus on the fair trade portion of the agreement and making sure that workers protections are kept in mind. Lastly, he spoke about the Great Lakes Regional Meeting, which he attended, and how there were workshops on programs to elect more union members into congress, keeping congress accountable for their actions and economics.

BlueGreenAllianceMichael Williams, the interim co-executive director for the Blue Green Alliance spoke with AWF on June 4 about rebuilding America’s infrastructure and preserving the environment. When talking about infrastructure improvements, Williams mentioned that it is good that there are all of these plans being brought up on the subject, but it will take real public investment to make a difference. He brought up that the more infrastructure improvements that are made, the environment will begin to be cleaned up. One example that Williams made is that if we were to fix our water systems, there would be less pollution in our water, and we will be able to move water around more efficiently. Finally, he talked about the Lift America Act.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) returning to bartending to advocate for a minimum wage increase and tipped worker minimum wage increase.



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Keeping Jobs in America Discussed on America’s Work Force

On April 2, Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO joined America’s Work Force to discuss the newly proposed budget in Ohio.

AFL-CIOBurga spoke about Governor Mike DeWine and his proposed gas tax and the purpose behind it. DeWine proposed an 18 cent gas tax increase so that Ohio could use the money to rebuild and improve state infrastructure. The Ohio House countered DeWine’s gas tax increase proposal by saying they will accept the gas tax be increased by 10.7 cents. Burga said that the good part about the gas tax increase is that it will be used to build or improve infrastructure, creating jobs for Ohio workers. Lastly, Burga talked about workers gaining more power by working collectively for change.

Alliance for American ManufacturingScott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing spoke with America’s Work Force about keeping jobs in America. He talked about Chinese state-owned companies that are going around and underbidding companies in the United States by millions and performing shoddy work, costing the state more in the long-run to continue to use their business. He said, at first, using the lower bidding companies saves money, but costing more and more to maintain and improve as the years go on because of the poor quality of work that was done. Paul also talked about the new NAFTA, United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, and how he would like to see it include more protections for workers.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the 14 employees from the Plain Dealer who were laid off on April 1. In an obvious union busting move, 14 members of the News Guild lost their jobs at the Plain Dealer due to “downsizing”.



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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Promoting the Construction Trades on America’s Work Force Radio

On March 5, Bill Brown from Ben Hur Construction, St. Louis, Missouri, spoke about the benefits of going into the construction trades during his time on America’s Work Force.

Ben Hur ConstructionBrown, who was a former marine, discussed going into the construction trades after he transitioned from active-duty back into civilian life and how easy he had assimilated to the training. He talked about programs such as Helmets to Hardhats, that provide training in the trades while guaranteeing job placement or an earn while you learn apprenticeship with a federally approved apprenticeship program. Brown talked about all of the benefits of an apprenticeship, such as free training, earn while you learn, good starting wages and a path to the middle class rather than going to college or university and taking on student debt without being guaranteed a job. He then talked about the quality of training in union construction and how they spend hundreds of hours perfecting their craft to make sure the work that they will be providing is well above the competition’s quality of work.

AFL-CIOTim Burga, President of the Ohio AFL-CIO spoke with AWF on March 5 about Governor Dewine’s gas tax increase to help fix roads and other infrastructure. He also talked about the misguided priorities of legislators over the years, avoiding the problems with fixing roads, as well as giving tax breaks to corporations who could help fix the roads. Lastly, Burga discussed lawmakers trying to repeal prevailing wage, in a union busting fashion, in certain areas where they do not think it is necessary to have it.



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.

In Depth Look at a Progressive Tax Reform on America’s Work Force

On Feb. 5, Dennis Bailey, Director of Communications with Americans for Tax Fairness discussed a progressive tax reform proposal.

Americans for Tax FairnessBailey spoke about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14th district) tax reform proposal that would essentially be a 70 percent marginal tax rate for an income of 10 million dollars and above. Bailey feels that the current tax system is rigged and unfair against the poor and is designed to help out the rich. Bailey believes that trickle-down economics is not helping anybody and is not creating new jobs like politicians claimed it would. He also mentioned how Trump’s GOP tax cuts are not helping the economy like he had said that they would.

AFL-CIOTim Burga, President of the Ohio AFL-CIO, discussed an increase in union membership in Ohio, compared to a slight decrease, nationwide, in 2018. He also said that teacher union membership is significantly growing compared to last year. Burga also believes the government shutdown will possibly resume on Feb. 15 and he feels that congress needs to find common ground on the border security issue that President Trump and Democrats have been butting heads over.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the pressure being placed on Amazon HQ2 in New York to allow workers to unionize.



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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Mother Jones Exhibit Unveiling Discussed on America’s Work Force

On the New Year’s Day edition of America’s Work Force, the history and legacy of Mother Jones was discussed.

Rosemary Feurer, Director of the Mother Jones Heritage Project, discussed a newly unveiled exhibit, honoring the life and accomplishments of Mother Jones. The 4×4 marker located at a Coalfield, Illinois rest area on I-55 northbound includes a background on Mother Jones’ life, her accomplishments, and the Coalfield women’s march for justice and civil rights for worker families. Feurer also discussed John L. Lewis working to organize the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

Tim Burga, President of the Ohio AFL-CIO talked about three areas that he believes organized labor needs in order to move forward in the new year. He said these three things include improving infrastructure, protecting public schools as well as eliminating corruption and scandal in private and charter schools, and restore local government funding.

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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Author Jeffrey Miller Talks About WWI Crusaders on America’s Work Force Radio

On the Nov. 6 edition of AWF, host Ed “Flash” Ferenc welcomes Tim Burga and Jeffrey Miller as his two featured guests.

AFL-CIO Bill SamuelTim Burga, President of the Ohio AFL-CIO, was the first guest on the show, discussing the midterm election. Burga reviews various union members on the ballots or holding office and how they are fighting for the working people and their collective voices to bargain for better wages, work conditions and pensions. He also talks about how the commercials being aired leading up to the midterms could be affecting voters opinions on certain candidates.

WWI Crusaders Jeffrey B MillerJeffrey Miller, author of WWI Crusaders, came on the show to talk about the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) during World War 1 and how it helped feed 10 million starving people in German-occupied Belgium. He discusses the humanitarian crusaders and their four-year effort to keep Belgium and northern France civilians clothed and fed. His book will be available to purchase on Nov. 11. However, you can read a sample of it here.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc takes time to discuss birthright citizenship and the importance of going out and exercising your right to vote during the midterm election.


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ECOT Scandal Discussed on America’s Work Force Radio

On today’s show, we had Tim Burga with the AFL-CIO, and Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and 25 year veteran of congressional trade battles. While our first guest, Tim Burga, was on the show, we talked a lot about politics with Trumka vs Trump, CoinGate scandal, tax payer money, Electronic Classrooms of Tomorrow (ECOT) scandal, Richard Cordray and Mike Dewine, Right-to-Work and prevailing wage, and the Senate race. Our second guest, the incredibly qualified Lori Wallach talks about the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation, effects of trade, outsourced jobs due to NAFTA, raising wages in Mexico, try to remove the incentives in NAFTA to outsource, pro-trade model cons, whether Canada will join in on the agreements, and finding out at the end of September whether or not the new negotiations will actually make a difference. We also talk more about Trump vs Trumka, no raises for federal workers, midterm elections, and the 42,000 documents that were released looking into Brett Kavanaugh.

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.