Former TTD Pres. fought to protect transportation workers throughout his career

On Nov. 29 2020, longtime America’s Work Force Union Podcast guest and former Transportation Trades Department President Larry Willis passed away. In his honor, America’s Work Force Union Podcast is rebroadcasting his last appearance on AWF from Oct. 26.

In his final appearance on America’s Work Force Union Podcast, Willis vehemently defended the idea of a mask mandate in certain situations and looked forward to how President-elect Biden will handle the COVID-19 pandemic when he takes office. Continue reading

Airline pilots continue to keep the U.S. supply chain alive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The aviation industry has been one of the most strained by the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions have left many without work as flights are grounded, while cargo pilots continue to keep the economy afloat.

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) President Captain Joe DePete joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how pilots and the aviation industry has dealt with the pandemic and the importance of work to the American culture. Continue reading

President Trump exploited the working class, who propelled him to victory in 2016

The rise of President Trump was a culmination of causes, but those in the working class who saw Hillary Clinton as elitist may have been one of the strongest draws for the President.

University of Northern Iowa Professor of Digital Journalism and contributor to Working Class Perspectives Christopher Martin discussed why the working class is so drawn to President Trump and how journalism will recover as a profession on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

USW fearful 1,000 union jobs may disappear if Enbridge Line 5 is shut down

In Michigan, an environmental effort has been launched that could wind up costing 1,000 union jobs, all while other workplaces continue to fight for union representation.

United Steelworkers (USW) District 1 Director Donnie Blatt joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how one foundry is fighting to retain their collective bargaining rights and how the potential of losing 1,000 union jobs elsewhere. Continue reading

Transportation Trades Department expects COVID-19 relief and a labor-friendly Biden admin.

The transportation industry has taken a massive hit from the COVID-19 pandemic as commercial airlines have grounded planes, public transit initiated smaller capacity limits and more.

Transportation Trades Department (TTD) Secretary-Treasurer Greg Regan highlighted how the pandemic is currently affecting the transportation industry and what he expects from a Biden-Harris administration on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Senior citizens turned out in swing states for President-elect Biden

There was a lot at stake for America’s senior citizens in this year’s presidential election.

Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) Executive Director Rich Fiesta analyzed the recent election, discussed why America’s seniors voted the way they did and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Labor writer examines the negative affects of California’s Proposition 22

With the recent passing of Proposition 22 in California, action is expected to attempt to reverse the anti-worker, pro-employer legislation.

The Nation Contributing writer Wilfred Chan discussed how the passing of Proposition 22 is set to affect gig workers in California and how various organizations are fighting back against the legislation on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

AFGE members anticipate positive changes under incoming Biden administration

Federal employees have made sacrifices under the Trump administration. Less people were tasked with more work, union representatives were kicked out of their office space and more.

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3283 Executive Vice President Laurie Glicker and Legislative Steward Dan Drost discussed how federal employees have been affected by the actions of this administration and what they anticipate going forward with President-elect Joe Biden on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Labor Lawyer explains how President-elect Biden can clean up the mess left by Pres. Trump’s NLRB

After four years of having a National Labor Relations Board side with employers over workers, Joe Biden must make the board more labor-friendly

Labor Lawyer Joyce Goldstein, of Goldstein Gragel, LLC discussed the current anti-worker National Labor Relation Board (NLRB), the damage they have done to workers and how the Biden administration will work to make it more labor-friendly on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Progressive Populist editor lays out what President-elect Biden needs to do early in his term

With Joe Biden being named President-elect, he can now begin to plan how he will create what some perceive as a mess created during the past four years under President Trump.

Progressive Populist Editor Jim Cullen discussed the details of the election, what he made of each candidate’s performance and the early work Joe Biden will need to do to get the United States back on track after President Trump leaves office. Continue reading