IBEW Local 96 BM on current work and regional efforts

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic sidelining the workers of many industries, building trades tradesmen and tradeswomen have enjoyed continued work due to being tagged as essential workers. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 96 Business Manager Tom Maloney spoke about his members and their work on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

IW General Organizer for Diversity on climbing the ranks and the TWBN conference

The construction industry has been male-dominated and continues to be this way. Despite this fact, women are making steady progress in the industry.

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers General Organizer for Diversity Vicki O’Leary joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the upcoming Tradeswomen Build Nations conference and how she came up through the trades as an Ironworker. Continue reading

Insulators LMCT Deputy Director previews Tradeswomen Build Nations

Getting more women into the building trades is a continuous process. Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Deputy Director Gina Walsh came on AWF Union Podcast to discuss getting more women into the trades, the upcoming Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference and her history as a tradeswoman.
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REUPLOAD: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Labor Day special

Today’s episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast features a replay of one of our best performing episodes of the month. This is a replay of our Labor Day special edition featuring an interview with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and statements from various labor voices. Continue reading

Retired IUPAT contractor discusses mental health in construction

Retired International Union of Painters and Allied Trades signatory contractor Bob Swanson returned to America’s Work Force Union Podcast on Sept. 9 to highlight mental health in the construction industry. Continue reading

Tom Germuska, Jr. previews this months edition of The Labor Citizen

Tom Germuska, Jr., editor of The Labor Citizen spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 12 to discuss the upcoming edition of the labor-focused publication. Continue reading

Cleveland Building Trades leader commends tradesmen and tradeswomen

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 11 about tradesmen and tradeswomen working hard to finish projects despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

C/COBCTC Executive Secretary-Treasurer touts pre-apprenticeship and more

Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager discussed construction amidst the pandemic, pre-apprenticeship programs and more on the Aug. 7 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast. Continue reading