Money in Politics Discussed on America’s Work Force

Lisa Savage from the Green Party spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 11 about how money in politics could cause corruption.

Lisa SavageSavage, who is running for congress in the state of Maine, prides herself and her campaign in not taking money from corporations as donations and how it helps them run a clean campaign. She talked about how easy it is for corporations to manipulate candidates into taking certain stances or backing certain issues that they may not have on their own without any coaxing or bribing. Savage said by not accepting money for her campaign, she is able to express her thoughts and actions are all made under her own power and she cannot be bought or bribed. She also discussed ranked-choice voting and why it is a viable option to use for elections and how it shows what people really want in terms of parties or ideas. Lastly, she talked about healthcare problems in the United States and how fixing them should be the main concern for the candidates headed into the 2020 election.

The Labor CitizenTom Germuska, Jr., editor of the Cleveland Labor Citizen gave a preview of some of the stories that are featured in the December edition of the Labor Citizen. He highlighted stories that dealt with local unions in different trades volunteering their time in the community. One of the stories Germuska talked about was Plumbers 55 volunteering to give a class to a local boy scout troop on what plumbers do, how to fix certain issues involving sinks, and toilets, and also how to solder. He said that the Plumbers helped the boy scout troop earn their plumbing merit badges and exposed them to the trades and the union way. Germuska also said that included in the new edition of the Labor Citizen is a gift guide of union made goods.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the massive steps in the right direction that were made involving worker rights and labor laws.



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.

Green Party Addresses Ranked-Choice Voting on America’s Work Force

Dr. Jill Stein, two-time presidential candidate for the Green Party spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 13 about what ranked-choice voting is and how it works.

Dr. Jill SteinDr. Stein first spoke about medicare for all and how it has been gaining traction among Americans over the last few years. She addressed the tired reasons republican lawmakers use to denounce medicare for all and offered up solutions to counter their arguments. Dr. Stein then talked about ranked-choice voting. Ranked-choice voting is where a person ranks their preferred candidates highest to lowest, or just one candidate if that is their only choice. She said this makes it so votes never go to waste and a person could really express their vote in the best way possible. Lastly, Dr. Stein talked about the Green New Deal and how if this method passes, it will help revive the economy, create good quality, high paying union jobs, and help improve climate conditions.

The Labor CitizenTom Germuska, Jr., editor of the Cleveland Labor Citizen spoke about the November edition of the Labor Citizen publication. He talked about how Internationally Recognized Apprenticeship (IRAPs) lack oversight on their regulations and standards when it comes to safety and training and how it does not hold up to the quality of training union apprenticeships offer. He also talked about National Apprenticeship Week approaching and how this edition of the Labor Citizen has a 12-page apprenticeship directory of all training centers in the Cleveland area in hopes it inspires people to reach out and learn more about the programs.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the workers for Virginia’s largest transit service going on strike for better wages, and safer working conditions.



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.

Rank Choice Voting Discussed on America’s Work Force

Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate in 2012 and 2016, spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 9 on the topic of ranked-choice voting.

Dr. Jill SteinStein first spoke about the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. She said that she finds the reasons for his impeachment valid because he has been abusing his power for personal and political gain. Stein went on to talk about how President Trump paid Ukraine to investigate Democratic Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden, and although that in itself should not have been done, Trump found out that the Bidens have also been making shady business deals. She then talked about the ranked-choice voting system and the benefits of this method. Ranked-choice voting is when a person ranks the candidates in order of their preference of who they would want to win, and if their first choice did not win, their vote would go to their next choice and so on. Stein said that ranked-choice voting is working in Maine and she would like to see other states adopt this voting method soon.

The Labor CitizenTom Germuska, Jr., editor of the Labor Citizen spoke with AWF on Oct. 9 about the upcoming issue of their monthly newspaper. One of the stories featured in the October edition of the Labor Citizen regards the grand opening of the Rocket Mortgage Field House in downtown Cleveland, formerly the Quicken Loans Arena. He talked about how the project was done using union labor and was completed on time and on budget with more than 20 percent of the man hours being completed using Cleveland residents. Germuska also discussed this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, being called National Save Apprenticeships Week and why registered apprenticeship programs are superior to Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs).

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about sex discrimination in the work place and how being part of a union can help protect workers from sex discrimination.



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.

Eco-socialism was the Main Topic of Discussion on America’s Work Force

Gloria Mattera from the Green Party spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 11 to talk about how implementing eco-socialism could benefit society.

Gloria Mattera Green Party Mattera first talked about the decrease in Americans who have health insurance and how President Trump continues to dismantle the healthcare system former President Obama had implemented. She then talked about how the Green New Deal and how it talks about universal healthcare and how to make it work. Mattera then transitioned into eco-socialism and what it is all about. She said that eco-socialism aims to find alternatives to socially and ecologically destructive practices. Eco-socialism aims to end systemic prejudices, aggressive capitalistic practices and non-renewable resource farming. Lastly, Mattera talks about privatizing green energy efforts and make them more democratic so less affluent areas are also able to work towards moving toward green energy.

The Labor CitizenTom Germuska, Jr., editor of the Labor Citizen spoke with AWF on Sept. 11 to talk about the upcoming September issue. In the upcoming edition, Germuska said that Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) and the disdain for them were the center of attention. He said that during the comment period on IRAPs, 325,000 union construction workers commented about why they do not like them. United States Department of Labor said that the number of comments was the most amount of comments given on a single issue. Germuska also talked about Ohio House Bill 6 and why the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council supported it.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about 8.5 percent of Americans who are not receiving healthcare, and remembers those who lost their lives 18 years ago today during the terror attacks.



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.

Green Party Presidential Candidate Featured on America’s Work Force

Dario Hunter, Green Party presidential candidate spoke with America’s Work Force on July 10 about education and Protect the Right to Organize Act, also known as PRO Act.

Green PartyHunter first spoke about schools in Youngstown, Ohio and how, as of lately, they have been financially strapped and unable to put more money into their schools. As a former member of the Youngstown Board of Education, Hunter saw all of these problems first-hand and knew something needed to be done. He said that the government would rather put money into war, which they could profit off of, rather than investing in children’s education. Hunter then talked about the PRO Act and how it will allow workers to unionize freely without the fear of repercussions or harassment from their employers. Lastly, he talked about human infrastructure, such as healthcare, and how legislators need to compromise and move forward on certain pieces of legislation.

The Labor CitizenTom Germuska, Jr., editor of the Labor Citizen joined AWF on July 10 about the July issue of the Labor Citizen. He talked about Michigan potentially closing an oil pipeline based on the decision of a lawsuit. He also discussed the Ohio House Bill 6, a rally in Cleveland in support HB 6 and how it is backed by labor unions.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc speaks about the fight for $15 and how some lawmakers believe it will help get people out of poverty.



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.

Importance of Freedom of Press Discussed on America’s Work Force

Dr. Jill Stein from the Green Party U.S. spoke to America’s Work Force on June 12 to speak on the importance of having the freedom of the press.

Dr. Jill SteinDr. Stein said that around the world, there is an alarming decline in the freedom of the press. One of the biggest reasons why having the freedom of the press is so important is because it keeps unaccountable people in check, according to Stein. She claimed that by having freedom of the press, Democracy can stay strong because people are able to call out someone in a higher position when they make false claims, or lie, to either protect themselves or continue to push their agenda. Dr. Stein then went on to talk about how the protections for the press are being rolled back and how press members are being threatened or attacked because of the information they are providing. Lastly, she speaks about General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and the Green New Deal.

The Labor CitizenTom Germuska, Jr., editor of the Labor Citizen, talked about the upcoming June edition of the publication. This edition of the Labor Citizen talks about the tornadoes that touched down in Dayton, Ohio over the past month, and how building trades members have been coming together to help rebuild the community and provide as much help as they can to Dayton residence affected by the damages. This edition also tackles the hot button issue of laws being put in place that would make it illegal for teachers to go on strike in West Virginia and prevailing wage in the area. Lastly, Germuska spoke about the forecast for union construction growth and how the shortage of manpower on the projects is making it difficult to improve their growth.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about a union victory in Delaware, where legislation has been passed that would allow all workers to collectively bargain for contracts. He said that this law was passed thanks to the amount of union members in their local governments.



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.

Stagnant Wages Discussed on America’s Work Force

Dr. Jill Stein, two time green party presidential candidate, spoke to America’s Work Force on May 10 about stagnant wages and increasing healthcare costs.

Dr. Jill Stein

Dr. Stein said that one of the biggest problems right now for workers is that wages have been stagnant or barely increasing, while the cost of healthcare is skyrocketing. Next, she discussed medicare for all and that healthcare is a human right and should be accessible to all United States citizens. Dr. Stein also mentioned climate change and how the human race is directly responsible for the endangerment and extinction of a large amount of species.

The Labor Citizen

Tom Germuska, Jr. editor of the Labor Citizen, spoke with AWF on May 10 to give a preview on the May edition of the Labor Citizen. He then went on to talk about how construction work is still one of the most dangerous lines of work, even though the death rate from work related injury is decreasing. Furthermore, Germuska spoke about increased education on opiates and raising awareness for the increased number construction workers becoming addicted to opiates because of pain and injuries sustained on the job. Lastly, he talked about the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades day of community action on April 20.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed public service appreciation week and nurses appreciation week.



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.

Federal Employee Pay was the Main Topic of Discussion on America’s Work Force

Arnold Scott, American Federation of Government Employees district 6 national vice president spoke with America’s Work Force on April 17 about the government’s attack on federal employee pay.

AFGE American Federation of Government EmployeesScott began his time on AWF by talking about a newly proposed budget and how it will hurt federal employees and their pay. He then went on to talk about how no federal employees have paid parental leave and how he believes that it is unfair for them. According to Scott, only 14 percent of companies in the United States allow paid parental leave and he believes that number is way too low and needs to go up. Lastly, he discussed H.R. 1140, which deals with transportation federal security.

The Labor CitizenTom Germuska, Jr. editor of the Labor Citizen spoke with AWF on April 17 about the North American Building Trades Legislative Conference and gave a brief overview of what went on there. He said one of the many cool things that occurred at the conference was nine Democratic candidates for the upcoming 2020 presidential election spoke and talked about what they are bringing to the table. He also talked about Workers Memorial Day, which is on April 28, and events in the area to celebrate the day. Lastly, Germuska spoke about the May edition of the Labor Citizen.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about UAW workers at Volkswagen Chattanooga plant working hard 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.

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.

Rank Choice Voting Discussion on America’s Work Force

On Feb. 13 Dr. Jill Stein from the Green Party joined America’s Work Force to discuss rank choice voting and why she believes that it should be considered to use for future elections.

Dr. Jill SteinRank choice voting is when the voter will rank as many of the candidates as they would like by order of their own preference. Stein said that with rank choice voting, the voter will not feel like their vote is thrown away if their candidate loses because their vote will then be reassigned to their second choice of candidates, and so on. Stein claims that this is a way to make voting more fair and functional. She also talks about the Green New Deal and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) non-binding resolution that she presented on it.

The Labor CitizenTom Germuska, Jr., with the Labor Citizen began his Feb. 13 appearance on AWF by talking about the February edition of the Labor Citizen. Germuska covered the Church + State groundbreaking in Cleveland and how there is critical financing of the project coming from the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Fund, union pension funds creating more union construction jobs. There is also a Quicken Loans Arena renovation project that Germuska discussed as well as the Columbus Mayor, Andrew Ginther, running unopposed for his second term.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the chances going down of the government being shutdown on Feb. 15 due to a “fragile border security compromise” made between President Trump and lawmakers.



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.

Fear Mongering and Border Security Main Topics of Discussion on America’s Work Force

During the Jan. 9 edition of America’s Work Force, guest Dr. Jill Stein from the Green Party spoke about fear mongering and President Trump’s push for increased border security.

Dr. Jill Stein Green Party US

Stein discussed how President Trump is attempting to use fear mongering as an attempt to gain support on his decision for building a wall to increase border security between Mexico and the United States. Stein went into a discussion about how dangerous it is for the President to use fear mongering as a tactic and speaking lies on certain topics in hopes that he is able to get what he wants out of it. Stein talked about how President Trump claims that a wall will help prevent illegal drugs from entering the United States when a lot of illegal drugs are smuggled in cars using the actual points of entry into the U.S. She also talked about the ongoing partial government shutdown and how it is drastically affecting government employees who need their paychecks to be able to survive.

Tom Germuska, Jr. with The Labor Citizen was the second guest on the Jan. 9 edition of AWF. Germuska discussed the outlook on construction in Ohio. Germuska discussed how, on a national level, commercial construction could potentially slow down in 2019, but non-residential buildings and other infrastructure construction will be increasing. In 2017, fatal workplace injuries dropped 1 percent, reported Germuska.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the new house speaker, Larry Householder, and understanding issues on both sides of the political aisle so people can have conversations about the issues and can work to improve them while catering to the needs of both political parties.


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.