Medicare made simple: Retirees have more options

Medicare is a complicated topic that is often pushed off until a person reaches a certain age or is contemplating retirement. There are multiple plans to choose from and companies craft various packages that seem to offer varying coverage, but have very vague definitions.

Humana Associate Vice President of Group Medicare Eric St. Pierre joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the solutions available to retirees, explaining how they invest in their clients and what Humana can do for retirees. Continue reading

“Junk” health insurance plans mislead consumers, lead to massive bills

The health insurance industry is rife with companies lying about their less than desirable plans at a very affordable price. These plans have always existed and have been purchased by millions of Americans.

ProPublica Reporter Jenny Deam focuses on health insurance and recently wrote a story about a young man who became swamped with bills following a routine procedure. She joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss “junk” health insurance plans, what has been done to curb their purchase and more. Continue reading

Zantac multidistrict litigation case enters discovery phase

After Zantac was pulled from the shelves, law firms have been working to get compensation for the people and families affected by the negative side effects of the medicine.

Kelley & Ferraro Associate Brian Kelley joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the firm is doing for their clients with regards to both the Zantac and Roundup weed killer cases. Continue reading

Mental health focus increases as the pandemic takes a toll

Mental health used to be an issue that was never discussed. However in today’s society, mental health it has been put into the spotlight, as the macho man, hide your feelings attitude is long gone.

One mental health professional trying to improve the lives of working people is Trent Williams, Executive Director of TEAM. Williams joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss his career, what TEAM is and how they help working people. Continue reading

Urban construction rebounds as COVID-19 vaccine becomes available

Many cities were slated to have building booms prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, economic uncertainty and lockdown orders stopped many projects from moving forward.

Cleveland, Ohio was one rising city with plenty of construction planned that was put on hold or slowed down. Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the ongoing economic rebound and how it is affecting construction projects in the city. Continue reading

Financially preparing yourself for the end of your life with legal counsel

Nobody wants to plan for the end of their life, but it is necessary. It is important the right people are in place to make sure your assets are properly distributed as you desire.

Kelley and Ferraro Attorney Dayna DePerro is an expert on the matter. DePerro provided AWF Union Podcast listeners with some valuable insight on the end of life process when she appeared on today’s episode of the show. Continue reading

Iron Workers focus on falls during National Safety Stand-Down week

With National Safety Stand-Down Week taking place May 3 through 7, there is an increased focus on preventing safety hazards in the construction and other physical labor industries.

Working from great heights everyday causes ironworkers to face deadly hazards on the job. Iron Workers District Representative and Safety and Health Department Wayne Creasap highlighted ways to eliminate safety hazards for ironworkers and others on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Discussing suicide prevention on Workers’ Memorial Day

On Workers’ Memorial Day, the labor community is focused on fallen workers and ways to limit the amount of workers who are killed due to workplace accidents and their own personal battles.

These issues are being tackled head on by labor organizations and management together. Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain what leads to mental health issues in the construction industry and where workers can go for help. Continue reading

Groups seek to expand Medicare eligibility, choices and funding

Millions of American seniors utilize Medicare every year for doctors visits, prescriptions and more. Many groups are defending Medicare as politicians work to strip funding and make senior healthcare more private.

When Kristine Grow of the Coalition for Medicare Choices appeared on AWF Union Podcast, she detailed the current options offered to those eligible for Medicare through age or disability, and what is being done in Washington D.C. to protect American seniors. Continue reading

The American Legion applauds increased calls for civics education

Survey after survey shows younger Americans are falling behind when it comes to civics, constitutional rights and more. There are efforts underway to reintroduce much of this curriculum to American classrooms.

The American Legion Magazine will publish an article on the importance of civics in their upcoming edition. They will also publish a story about the importance of personal fitness and what the Legion is doing to increase awareness of fitness. The American Legion Magazine Managing Editor Matt Grills joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss this and more. Continue reading