Policy Matters Ohio looking for ways to improve public services

The state of Ohio is lagging in the quality of public services, which has been greatly exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Policy Matters Ohio Senior Project Director Wendy Patton discussed a Policy Matters Ohio proposal designed to increase revenue on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

ARA working to help senior citizens vote this November

With much of American society being politicized in recent years, making voting safer amidst a pandemic has been the latest casualty to politicization.

Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) Executive Director Rich Fiesta joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss how they are fighting to make it easier and safer for senior citizens to safely cast their ballot in the upcoming election. Continue reading

UA Local 55 President on her career and recruiting women to the trades

During the week of the Tradeswomen Build Nations conference, tradeswomen have appeared on AWF Union Podcast to tell their story and make their pitch to other women thinking about joining the trades.

United Association Plumbers Local 55 President Doreen Cannon told her story about changing careers, working up the union ladder and the importance of the Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference on the show. Continue reading

American Legion honors member selected for Smithsonian design

Native Americans have made and continue making enormous contributions to our society and defending it. American Legion Media and Communications Director Jeff Stoffer joined AWF Union Podcast to talk about Harvey Pratt, his career and his current work. Continue reading

NABTU Research and Education official explains recruiting more tradeswomen

Throughout the country there is a concerted effort to recruit more women into the building trades and show them that they are valuable and welcome in the industry.

North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Director of Research and Education Tom Kriger explained why it is a great time to get in the trades, the training provided by NABTU and more on AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

The Nation correspondent on SCOTUS nominations and term limits

Every so often, a president may get to nominate a new Supreme Court justice. The process has become highly political due to precedents set by Sen. Majority Leader McConnell and nominations of partisan ideologues by President Trump in order to swing the court into a massive conservative majority.

National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation Magazine John Nichols joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and why term limits for justices are viable. Continue reading

CMSD Superintendent on funding public schools amidst COVID-19

Public school districts have struggled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their budgets were upended due to the increased cost of adapting to home learning and ensuring that every student has access to an education.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) CEO and Superintendent Eric Gordon discussed how the district has adapted to the new situation created by COVID-19 and what the school district needs to continue providing an education on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

AFL-CIO ST Liz Shuler discusses her rise through organized labor

In recent years, women have made massive strides in the labor movement and in the building trades specifically.

AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to share her history in organized labor, rising to her current position and to preview the North America’s Building Trades Unions Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference. Continue reading

Cleveland BCTC gives update on Cleveland construction and women in the trades

In recent years, the construction in Cleveland has been on the rise. Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski discussed the construction boom in Cleveland, getting more women in the trade and more on AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

IW safety official weighs the pros and cons of contractor prequalification

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Safety and Health Department District Representative Wayne Creasap previewed the Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference, contractor prequalification and more on the Oct. 13 episode of AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading