Union officials take on government roles under President Biden

Union leaders were front and center in the Biden transition team. Now, they are being nominated for positions in and around the new government.

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway explained how passing an infrastructure bill needs to be a priority and the appointment of a labor leader to a position in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Rebuilding the working class through infrastructure and prosecution of white collar criminals

The labor community has a list of agenda items for President Biden and the new federal government after throwing their support behind him in the election.

Marc Dann, attorney and founder of Dann Law, discussed how the Biden administration can hold white collar criminals accountable after years of being let off the hook, restoring the middle class through work and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

The Debt Collective advocates for debt cancellation to stimulate the economy

Various forms of debt are absolutely crushing Americans and the American economy. Some believe it is time to cancel certain forms of debt in order to stimulate the economy and ease the burden on the American people.

Astra Taylor, contributing writer to The Nation Magazine explained how life changing debt cancellation would be to millions of Americans and provided specific actions to be taken to make it a reality on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Labor community cheers early Biden administration labor appointees

With a new presidential administration in place, new policies will be enacted and officials will be appointed. The labor community is excited for what will come from President Biden, as he has positioned himself as a labor friendly candidate.

North Coast Area Labor Federation President and United Steelworkers Sub-District 1 Director Pat Gallagher explained his excitement for the new administration and what is to come, as well as the future of the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Continue reading

VA Accountability Act unfairly turned on AFGE members at the VA

The collective bargaining rights of federal employees have come under attack in recent years. Legislation intended to protect them has been turned on them and used against them.

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Veterans Affairs Council Outside Council Ibidun Roberts discussed the VA Accountability Act, collective bargaining rights and the Federal Service Impasse Council on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Museum workers seek representation as COVID-19 highlights need for unions

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed flaws in many places, including in museums. These flaws have led to a record number of organizing wins for employees.

Sharon Johnson of The Progressive joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss many of these organizing victories and what led to so many museum workers to seek representation. Continue reading

NTEU members expect better treatment under President-elect Biden

Federal employees can expect a friend in the Biden administration. He has already stated his intentions to help federal agencies run more efficiently and effectively.

National Treasury Employees Union National President Tony Reardon discussed what the incoming president needs to do, how the pandemic has affected federal employees and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Ohio educators prepare for return to classrooms as vaccine is rolled out

As the COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out, educators are preparing to back into the classroom with students. Although there are some questions that surround the plan.

Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the digital divide, the vaccine roll out and President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet nominations. Continue reading

Laborers anticipate green energy jobs to be quality, union jobs

As the U.S. looks to shift from the fossil fuel industry to build a clean energy economy, labor organizations are looking for ways to include fossil fuel workers in the new green economy.

Many Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) members work in the energy sector, and they want to be involved in green energy. LiUNA Minnesota and North Dakota Marketing Manager Kevin Pranis joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss green energy and more. Continue reading

The labor movement seeks to build on civil rights under new administration

The labor movement and civil rights movement have striking similarities and almost ran side by side, as Americans worked to gain civil rights and labor rights.

United Steelworkers International Vice President of Human Affairs Fred Redmond discussed an annual civil and human rights conference and what the future looks like for civil rights and the Labor Movement. Continue reading