U.S. Senator Manchin expected to revisit Build Back Better legislation

Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-W. Va.) opposition to the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill and why he thinks the Senate may make progress toward getting the bill passed next year. Continue reading

Infrastructure bill will invest $15 billion in lead pipe removal

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss provisions in the infrastructure bill to remove lead pipes and provide millions of Americans access to clean drinking water. Continue reading

Ohio’s redistricting process heavily favors Republican representation

Pat Gallagher, United Steelworkers District 1 Director, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss alleged gerrymandering of new redistricting maps in the state of Ohio. The case is currently before the Ohio Supreme Court. Continue reading

Biden’s executive order will encourage collective bargaining for federal workers

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President Everett Kelley joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment and a President Biden Executive Order that strives to bolster union membership. Continue reading

Minnesota’s budget surplus could be a perfect infrastructure investment

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 49 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Jason George joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss Minnesota’s recently announced $7.7 billion surplus, and why much of this money should be invested into the state’s infrastructure. Continue reading

American Music Fairness Act would pay musicians for broadcasts

American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 4 President Leonard DiCosimo joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the American Music Fairness Act — bipartisan legislation to establish a performance right for sound recordings broadcast on terrestrial radio. The bill would close a decades-long loophole that has allowed AM/FM radio broadcasters to play music without compensating performers and producers for their work. Continue reading

Senate to consider electric vehicle credits in Build Back Better bill

United Auto Workers (UAW) Legislative Representative Desiree Hoffman joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss tax incentives in the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill that would encourage the purchase of union-made electric vehicles built in the U.S. Continue reading