Biden ends mass workplace raids and refocuses U.S. immigration priorities

Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Biden Administration’s freeze on mass workplace raids by U.S. immigration agencies and instead turn their efforts toward cracking down on employers who abuse undocumented workers. Continue reading

Biden administration bans chemical proven toxic to workers

The Biden Administration recently reversed a Trump administration decision by instituting a ban on chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide used on citrus trees, broccoli and soybeans that reduced IQs in children exposed to it, as well as got workers sick.

Yanira Merino, National President of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the ban and the chemical’s impact on migrant workers.

She also discussed the pay gap for Latinos in the farming industry. Continue reading

Protecting low-wage workers from unfair treatment

Low-wage workers face a unique set of challenges and often feel trapped for a number of reasons. Sadly, these challenges are amplified if the worker is an immigrant.

Arise Chicago Worker Center Director Laura Garza joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain how the organization helps workers combat wage theft and other workplace issues. She also discussed the outlook for immigrant workers under the labor-friendly Biden administration. Continue reading

CWA launches initiative to expand broadband in the U.S.

Crafting an infrastructure bill for 2021 and beyond is different than it was 50 years ago. Today, the internet is used in everyday life for many different purposes. Congressional and union leaders are working to ensure broadband improvements are added into any future infrastructure bill.

Kojak Valentine, Communications Workers of America Local 4008 Unit Vice President-IEFS, explained the importance of expanded broadband on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He also discussed the Build Broadband Better project and how it affects Americans. Continue reading

Achieving immigration reform solutions through workforce studies

Immigration has been a major political issue for the past few decades, but was very much used as a leading campaign theme by former President Donald Trump in the runup to the 2016 election.

Very little is being heard from undocumented immigrants themselves, why they come to the U.S., what they would like to see happen and more. Laz Ayala, Founder of Illegal The Project and a former undocumented immigrant who has since gained citizenship joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss this issue and some potential ways to solve it. Continue reading

Missouri Victory on Prop A was a Main Topic of Discussion on America’s Work Force

On the broadcast today we had Dan Doron, with the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, and he talked about several topics including Consumer Payments to Subsidize Electric Utilities, Do Not Call List, Summer Crisis Program, and OCC Visits to Fairs! Also on the program was Terry O’Sullivan, General President of the Laborers International Union of North America(LIUNA), and he discussed the Missouri Victory on Prop A, the Infrastructure Proposal from Bill Shuster, the Pension Crisis, and Immigration Crack-down and it’s Effect on the Construction Industry!

Janus Decision was a Hot Topic on America’s Work Force.

On the program today we had Dr Jill Stein, two Time Green Party Presidential Candidate, and she talked about several topics including the Increasing number of Senior Citizens that are Filing for Bankruptcy, Right to Work, Janus Ruling, and Dems and Republicans joining hands for a War budget that is off the charts! Also on the broadcast was Tom Germuska Jr., Editor for The Labor Citizen, and he talked about a few of the stories being covered in the upcoming August Edition of The Labor Citizen!

Today’s show 8-6-18

On the program today we had 3 guests!!! Our first guest was Mark Gruenberg, Editor for Press Associates Union News Service, and he talked about several topics including the Job Numbers, SCOTUS, Tariffs, and Right to Work in Missouri! Our second guest was Richard Cordray, Candidate for Governor of Ohio, and he talked about Work Force Development Plans, Infrastructure, and Healthcare! Our third guest was Sue McConnell, President of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau, and she talked about some Scams to be aware of including Rogue Movers, Fake IRS scams, and Pet Leasing!

Today’s show 7-26-18

On the broadcast today we had Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, and he talked about several topics including the Janus Decision, the Supreme Court, Trade and Tariffs, and Labor Laws! Also on the program was Anna Huntsman, writer for Scene Magazine, and she talked about the Nexus Pipeline and the money for the 37 School Districts that benefit from the Pipeline!

Today’s show 7-25-18

On the broadcast today we had Veronica Dahlberg, with HOLA Ohio, and she talked about New Hard-line Policies of the Trump Administration Targeting Immigrant Labor! Also on the program was Ken Stribling,Retiree of Teamsters Local 200, and he talked about the Pension Crisis and Testifying at the Joint Select Committee Hearing on Solvency of Multi-Employer Pension Funds!