COVID-19 vaccine scams develop as vaccine rollout progresses

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in new spending habits and more, including unemployment and a vaccine. All three of these have become targets of scammers.

An expert on such scams is Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell, who joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to highlight these scams and warn listeners who may not be aware. Continue reading

How to properly handle compensation when suffering personal injuries

Personal injuries leave many Americans wondering how they will be compensated if injured and unable to work. There are actions that can be taken to protect yourself from assuming full liability.

Brian Herberth, an attorney with Kelley and Ferraro, discussed how Americans should be handling their personal injury cases so they are properly compensated on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Consumers encouraged to participate in National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week is slated for Feb. 28 through March 6. Consumers will be presented with a variety of programming to help protect them from any scams or issues.

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) Public Relations Director Andrew Tinkham discussed why National Consumer Protection Week was created and previewed some of the programming on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Florida educators not prioritized for vaccine despite teaching in-person

Florida has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic as state politicians disregard any recommendations from health experts regarding community spread.

Florida Education Association President Andrew Spar joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to bring attention to the mistreatment of educators in the state and explain what the state’s pandemic situation is like. Continue reading

Ohio schools set to reopen despite lack of teacher vaccinations

Public schools have been at the forefront of COVID-19 conversations, as some believe schools should be open for in-person instruction, while others believe schools should wait until educators can be vaccinated and provide a safe learning environment.

Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper gave an update on Ohio school funding, issues with some schools as they plan to reopen by March 1 and inequity experienced by urban districts on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

AFT organizing increases due to COVID-19 related concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on teachers and the education system, but they have been resilient in teaching America’s future, despite unprecedented attacks from those with no experience.

American Federation of Teachers Pennsylvania Executive Director Ethan Ake-Little joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain how the education system has adapted, some issues with charter schools and the uptick in organizing. Continue reading

UA Local 669 apprenticeship runs smoothly, despite COVID-19 adjustments

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions in everybody’s life, but there is work to be done. Union organizers and apprenticeship professionals are working hard to keep increasing union membership.

United Association Local 669 Recruitment and Outreach Specialist Tim Coleman is one of those professionals, carrying on with his job. He joined AWF Union Podcast to detail his experience and encourage listeners to share information about registered apprenticeship programs. Continue reading

Pre-apprenticeship program seeks to improve conditions in D.C. metro area through the trades

Communities have seen the benefits of promoting building trades careers among local youths. The apprenticeship model works well for those not wanting to take on the burden of student debt.

Community Services Agency Client Services Coordinator Sylvia Casaro Dietert explained what they are doing in the D.C metro area to promote building trades careers on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Zantac case carries on despite ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

For years, Americans were taking the heartburn medication, Zantac. Only years later would they find out that the medication could harm them, potentially causing cancer.

Kelley and Ferraro attorney Nick DiCioccio joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain how their class action lawsuit began, where it is at now and where they hope it ends up when the dust is settled. Continue reading

United Labor Agency works through pandemic to provide resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a rarely experienced period of unemployment and uncertainty. There are organizations working to get people back on the job by equipping them with new skills.

United Labor Agency (ULA) Executive Director Dave Megenhardt explained what the ULA does and how they have continued offering their services on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading