Public educators optimistic of Biden administration despite current COVID-19 spike

Teachers and schools have been some of the most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Trump administration. President-elect Joe Biden is giving these educators hope.

Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, what it means for schools and the reassurance that President-elect Biden has brought to educators in Ohio and throughout the country. Continue reading

Author explains how chemotherapy was discovered after a tragic WWII attack on an Italian port

During this special Veterans Day episode and every day, it is vital that we tell and remember the stories of soldiers, doctors and researchers who made massive discoveries during times of conflict.

Author Jennet Conant joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss her book about one of the great medical developments to come out of World War II and how many are discovered. Continue reading

UA Veterans in Piping administrator touts career transition program for veterans to get into the pipe trades

National Apprenticeship Week is Nov. 8 through Nov. 14 and helps to educate people from all walks of life about the benefits of a registered apprenticeship program and the meaningful careers into which they can lead.

Navy veteran and United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Administrator Mike Hazard joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss his background in the pipe trades, the Navy, his involvement with the VIP Program and more. Continue reading

Service members prepare for new careers through the SMART Heroes program

With National Apprenticeship Week underway, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers International Training Institute (ITI) Program Administrator Mike Harris joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss their training program and how they are working to get military service members into careers. Continue reading

Vanderbilt University employees fighting for raises and union representation

Laborers International Union of North America Local 386 Assistant Business Manager David Rutlege appeared on America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a contract dispute happening at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Continue reading

Cleveland Better Business Bureau Pres. warns listeners to holiday and COVID-19 scammers

Scammers tend to ramp up their activity around the holidays. Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell educated and informed listeners about some of the scams that are currently finding victims on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Winning the union vote will be difficult this go-around for Trump

Co-Editor of Working Class Perspectives John Russo predicted President Trump will lose the state of Ohio and receive less of the union vote in addition to talking about legislation aimed at protecting home healthcare workers on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. 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

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