Impending Government Shutdown Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tony Reardon, national president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 31 about another possible government shutdown.

Tony ReardonReardon talked about the building momentum behind President Trump’s impeachment, and how the president threatened another government shutdown if Congress moves forward on the impeachment process. He said that the President knows his back is against the wall and is doing everything he possibly can to kill the momentum of the impeachment process. Reardon also discussed problems in the government where both political parties want to solve problems together but refuse to listen to one another and engage in sham bargaining rather than getting anything important done. Lastly, he talked about the president mentioning giving a 2.6 percent pay raise to federal employees and a 3.1 percent pay raise to the military. Reardon said that he likes to hear federal employees getting a raise, but feels that they should still receive more.

Gustavo FerrerDr. Gustavo Ferrer, founder of the Florida Cough Clinic and former doctor at the Cleveland Clinic, spoke about the upcoming flu season. He stressed the importance of a person going out and getting their flu shot because it not only helps keep them healthy, but also helps those around them. Ferrer discussed steps to take to get well if a person were to unfortunately contract the flu during this flu season.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about jobs created under President Trump. Although unemployment is at an all-time low, the quality of jobs is not up. He said people are still struggling to make enough money with one job to afford essentials such as food, clothes and shelter.



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Union Victory Over Executive Orders Discussed on America’s Work Force.

Today on the show we had Tony Reardon, President of the National Treasury Employees Union, and Tish O’dell, community organizer from the Akron, Ohio area. Our first guest, Tony Reardon, talks about the historic union victory over executive orders and what it means for unions moving forward, working people’s voices finally being heard, IRS workers, the possibility of government shut down, President Trump wanting a pay freeze while other federal employees want a pay increase and unions against Kavanaugh. Our second guest Tish O’dell talks about having a community forum with topics on fair elections, sustainability, worker rights, police accountability, mass incarceration, and legalization of marijuana. She also talks about how people WANT to make a difference in their communities, they just need to be better educated on hot topics, and how communities should be funding drug treatment over mass incarceration since it is cheaper for the tax payer. we also discuss federal pay raises for next year, accusations against Kavanaugh, and how First Energy Nuclear Operations are planning to give generous bonuses to employees working until the plant shuts down in 2020!

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.