Tom Buffenbarger, former general president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and an Independent Labor Voice spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 28 about Boeing Airlines.
Buffenbarger discussed the CEO of Boeing and how after being fired, received a severance package of $62 million, plus other stock awards and benefits. Buffenbarger followed this conversation with how it has been nearly a year since the Boeing 737 Max aircraft line has been grounded after two flights crashed, killing all of the passengers and crew on board. Buffenbarger also spoke about the outsourced, non-union shops that are doing major repairs on Boeing jets and how the shoddy maintenance is drawing attention to the quality and safety of the jets. Lastly, he talked about how severe the problem is of working Americans being poor and how schools target poor children and their families.
Jon Reiss, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission spoke about the services that the organization provides. He talked about the CCVSC having new business hours this year and how they are improving their financial assistance programs. Reiss also talked about their financial assistance history and other ways they can help veterans in need.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about New Jersey being the first state to make a law that guarantees employees their severance pay if they lose their jobs during mass layoffs.
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