Made in America Council pursues priorities of Biden’s Executive Order

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Legislative Representative Mike Dolan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Made in America Council, which was designed to guide the Biden Administration’s efforts to boost the purchase of U.S.-made goods. Continue reading

Many Jan. 9 New York apartment fire deaths were preventable

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss why deaths from a recent New York City high rise apartment fire were preventable if critical fire containment regulations had been properly followed. Continue reading

How did a dog and a cat become certified welders?

Iron Workers Local 44 Business Manager Dave Baker appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to recall the times his Local successfully certified a dog and a cat to weld, and discussed the need for a more rigorous review of welding certifications to ensure public safety. Continue reading

Contractors plead guilty to embezzlement on state building project

Carpenters Local 205 Business Agent Jason Wheeler joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the case against Richmond Drywall Installers Constructors, who pled guilty to five counts of felony embezzlement. The company was charged with misclassifying workers constructing the new Virginia General Assembly Office building in 2020 in an effort to avoid paying taxes. Continue reading

Senate’s confirmation of FRA administrator will help supply chains

Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO President Greg Regan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the U.S. Senate’s recent confirmation of Amit Bose as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Continue reading

Exorbitant cost of Alzheimer’s drug leads to hike in Medicare premiums

The Alliance for Retired Americans Executive Director Richard Fiesta joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the exorbitant cost of Aduhelm, a prescription drug for Alzheimers, has led to a hike in Medicare premiums. Continue reading

Steelworkers attempt to unionize AM/NS Calvert plant, again

United Steelworkers District 1 Sub-District Director Pat Gallagher joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how workers at the AM/NS stainless steel plant in Calvert, Ala. notified management yesterday of their desire to unionize. Continue reading