First contracts are critical to setting bargaining precedent for quality

The Washington-Baltimore News Guild President Fatima Hussein joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss negotiating first contracts and why the quality of a first contract is critical to setting a precedent. Continue reading

Reviewing the Biden administration’s plan to address the supply chain crisis

AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dan Duncan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss efforts by the Biden Administration to solve the current supply chain crisis. Continue reading

Roofers Union claims Carpenters Union is encroaching on their work

Roofers Local 65 President Taylor Nelson joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a jurisdictional dispute between the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers. In short, the Roofers allege the Carpenters are taking their work. Continue reading

Florida faces increasing teacher shortage in the wake of COVID-19

Florida Education Association (FEA) President Andrew Spar joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss teacher and support staff shortages in Florida that have become worse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

Wisconsin Republicans accused of gerrymandering state map

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Executive Director Matt Rothschild joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss gerrymandering efforts by Wisconsin Republicans to ensure they control 60 percent of the state assembly and 70 percent of congressional seats, despite the fact that voters in Wisconsin are evenly split among both parties. Continue reading

Mechanical insulation is our most effective tool to fight climate change

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the role of mechanical insulation in the fight against climate change. Continue reading

Infrastructure bill provision can benefit generations of workers

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Legislative Representative Mike Dolan, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss provisions in the recently passed infrastructure bill that will require all projects funded by federal tax payer dollars to use materials manufactured in the U.S. Continue reading

The Great Resignation is an opportunity to rethink work in America

Independent Labor Observer Tom Buffenbarger joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Great Resignation — the phenomenon where many Americans quit their jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic — and the opportunity it presents to rethink the labor landscape in the U.S. Continue reading