Making Vape Products Less Accessible Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tom Patton, Ohio state representative spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 21 about accessibility to vape and vape products.

State Representative Tom PattonRep. Patton first talked about the dangerous effects of vaping, and although a better alternative than cigarettes, are still harmful. He discussed how the packaging and the familiar flavors of the vape products are enticing young people to buy vape products. Patton said that this is a major problem, having underaged kids become addicted to nicotine, and how there is legislation being drawn up to help combat this problem. He said one way to make it harder for younger kids to obtain vape products is to limit the accessibility to them. Although tobacco products are age restricted in Ohio, having to be 21 or older to enter a tobacco store, vapes and vape products are available at gas stations where anybody is allowed to walk in. Patton suggested making stiffer penalties enforceable on facilities caught selling vape products to underaged patrons in hopes that will make it more difficult for a kid to get a vape.

Hearts for PatriotsDenise Weller, co-founder and executive director of Hearts for Patriots joined AWF to discuss what her organization does. The Hearts for Patriots organization helps caregivers of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) better understand their spouses struggles by providing them with resources to help offer better support. Weller also talked about a fundraiser called the Steak Fry Fundraiser where proceeds are put towards providing resources to better understand how to help a person cope with their PTSD.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Oregon and southwest Washington workers go on strike after 15 months of poor bargaining with their employers.



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 Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation Discussed on America’s Work Force

Norbert Heuser with ProtectPro Technology spoke with America’s Work Force on June 17 about the dangers of radiation from cellphones and technology alike.

ProtectPro TechnologyHeuser spoke to America’s Work Force about technology, more specifically cell phones, causing cancer. According to Heuser, more and more people suffer from the effects of high-intensity radiation and the human body cannot tolerate being exposed to more than 100 to 120 milliwatts per square meter, where a typical cell phone call is anywhere between 2,000 and 6,000 milliwatts per square meter. He said there were exposure limits set by the cellphone industry, but the government does not follow the guidelines because the cellphone industry is such a large money maker. Heuser also talked about a cancer outbreak in California at a middle school, affecting children and teachers, caused by a cell tower that is within a close proximity of the school’s playground.

State Representative Tom PattonOhio State Representative, Tom Patton, spoke with AWF on June 17 about Ohio House Bill 6, the clean air bill. Patton discussed his opinion on nuclear energy, how it is the cleanest power, as well as subsidizing wind and solar energy. Patton also talked about worker compensation legislature and helping out people with PTSD, as well as the 9/11 first responders.

AWF host Ed “Flash” spoke about fixing the new NAFTA to include more protections for workers, and President Trump instructing his aids to lie about his poll standings when asked about them.

 



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.

Ohio Legislative Agenda was Discussed on America’s Work Force

On Feb. 18, Ohio State Senator Tom Patton discussed new legislation for Ohio while on America’s Work Force.

 

State Representative Tom PattonPatton discussed legislation focused on repairing and improving infrastructure, mainly on Ohio’s bridges. According to Patton, Ohio has the second most amount of bridges in the United States, behind Texas, and that most of them are due for repair and other improvements. Along with bridges, he talked about repairing roads and improving other infrastructure. Patton also discussed drawing more high school students toward the trades while validating that it is a viable career for their future.

 

Andrew Rosenthal New York TimesAndrew Rosenthal, journalist with the New York Times, talked about his new book, The New York Times Book of Politics: 167 Years of Covering the State of the Union. During this time, he addresses how coverage has changed from 1851 to today and how the president’s relationship with the press is constantly changing.

 

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about presidential rankings, such as most popular, most hated, most successful, and more.



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.

Ohio Representative Tom Patton on America’s Workforce Radio

Tom Patton and BF Nagy were featured as guests on America’s Work Force Radio.

State Representative Tom Patton

On Oct. 15, Tom Patton, state representative for Ohio was featured on the show to discuss Issue 1 in Ohio and clarify the good and the bad about it. He also talks about bringing in more younger people into the trades. When speaking about Issue 1, Patton stressed how important it is to help people get drug treatment rather than incarcerating them, especially if they are non-violent, young, and clearly are in need of help. It is much cheaper to the tax payers to have someone receive drug treatment rather than incarcerating them and not even helping fix their addiction. The second topic that Patton discusses is bringing more attention to the trades and apprenticeships. He talks about the benefits and opportunities that come with apprenticeships and how they should be advertised more so students who are uninterested in college or have trades-related skills know there are options for them out there.

BF Nagy

Bruce Nagy is an author on many pieces that talk about clean energy and green technology. One thing that Nagy was talking about was how trades are beginning to go green by using cleaner energy sources. Nagy also talks about the higher acceptance of electric powered vehicles and how there is a higher demand for them. The last thing that he discussed during his time on the show is Brad Pitt financing the design and rebuilding of storm-resistant and affordable homes in New Orleans after Katrina hit.

Show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc also discussed the upcoming clean energy age, the Climate Reality Project, unions needing more people to get involved, and how the economy has fluctuated during President Trump’s first 18 months in office.


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.


Fairness in Lending Act Discussed on America’s Work Force.

On the show today we had Tom Patton, State Representative from Ohio, and Tammy Wise with Fresh Water Cleveland. Tom Patton discussed payday lending, House Bill 123, the Fairness in Lending Act, and jobs that were gained in Ohio. Tammy Wise discussed Freshwater Cleveland their social media following, and six bold ideas that could be used to change Cleveland!