Wounded Charity Discussed on America’s Work Force

Doug White, author of the book “Wounded Charity”, spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 30 about the allegations against the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) in 2016.

Doug WhiteWhite explains the media’s allegations that were made against the Wounded Warrior Project and how they were baseless accusations. White also mentioned that board members of the WWP failed to properly address the accusations against them and dispel the negative rumors about the charity. He talked about how quick the media and the public are to turn against an organization, especially a charity, when there are rumors about misallocations of funds or improper use of donations. White also discussed how there are charities out there that are poorly run and how their personal agenda does not directly align with the positive intentions of other charities.

Dr. Alex JohnsonDr. Alex Johnson, president of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) talked about affordable education. He explained how Tri-C is a more affordable option for higher education than other universities in the area, and he also said how they have a good relationship with the trades in the area. Dr. Johnson mentioned the increase in demand for skilled tradespeople and how Tri-C offers courses to educate and train people in the trades. Lastly, he talked about the benefits of having access to affordable education.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the Chicago Teachers Union still on strike and the SEIU bargaining on behalf of the teacher support group.



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Unionizing at Non-Profits Discussed on America’s Work Force Radio

Kayla Blado, president of the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union and media relations specialist for Economic Policy Institute spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 4 about why non-profit organizations should unionize.

Kayla BladoBlado first explained her company’s credibility, the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU), by naming the 14 established nonprofits who have unionized with them already. She then explained the benefits of nonprofit organization employees unionizing with the NPEU. Blado said that by unionizing, the employees will be able to strengthen their voices and shift some power back to the worker. She said that, in many cases, there is a high turnover with employees employed at nonprofits because of the “burnout” phase they encounter. By this, Blado meant that the organizations are underfunded, and the employees are underpaid, overworked and there is more responsibility for less pay, but by unionizing, employees can bargain for their contracts involving pay and benefits. She also talked about the lack of funding in education programs and how teachers are suffering because of it.

Desiree Caliguire-MaierDesiree Caliguire-Maier spoke about putting together the annual Cuyahoga Community College (also known as Tri-C) luncheon event at the end of September. The benefits go toward the First Generation and Veteran Scholarship Funds in memory of Dr. Arthur J. Caliguire. The purpose of the luncheon is to act as a fundraiser to lessen the financial burden of continued education for less fortunate people so that they can work toward completing their education. This year will be the fourth time this fundraiser has taken place.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Ohio purging more than 200,000 of its voters for Sept. 6. He said that voters who may be purged are deceased individuals, and those who haven’t participated in the last 6 elections. If a voter is purged, they will have to re-register to vote or miss out on participating in the upcoming elections.



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.

Automotive Technician Program Discussed on America’s Work Force

On June 16, America’s Work Force Radio learned how Cuyahoga Community College Automotive plays a key role in training the next generation of General Motors automotive technicians.

Cuyahoga County Community CollegeTri-C Automotive Technician Program Director Kitty McCarthy came on AWF to discuss how GM pays for their apprentices to receive an automotive technician education. Called the General Motors Dealer Technician Apprenticeship, students learn the most up-to-date information in order to learn how to work as an automotive technician in the ever changing auto industry. The need for highly qualified technicians is increasing as vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, especially as manufacturers continue to push electric engines. In order to meet the demand for certified GM technicians at their dealerships, GM has stepped up to the plate. Once the technicians complete the GM Dealer Technicians Apprenticeship, they will be eligible for a job as an automotive technician with GM.

OFT-AFT Melissa CropperOhio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper joined America’s Work Force Radio and talked about a failed loan forgiveness program for public service workers. According to Cropper, there is a loan forgiveness program that forgives student loan debt after 10 years of public sector service. Lately, loan officers are claiming people in the program, who were eligible for to have their loans forgiven, filled out their forms incorrectly and these companies are now unwilling to forgive the loans. Ultimately, these loan officers tell these individuals their loans were not forgiven and if they fill out their forms correctly this time, their loan will be forgiven in an additional 10 years.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the beginning of Mother Jones Magazine and the March of the Mill Children back in 1903.



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.