Book examines lives of factory workers after Carrier plant relocation

Farah Stockman, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer and author of “American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears”, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss her book and how the exportation of American jobs has impacted the working class. Continue reading

Economy after President Biden’s first year is the strongest in decades

Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, accomplishments of the Biden Administration during the President’s first year in office and Ohio’s redistricting maps. Continue reading

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

Menlo Park Academy fights staff unionization with public dollars

Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT) President Melissa Cropper joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss union busting tactics being used by the Menlo Park Academy administration to prevent teachers and staff in northeast Ohio from joining the OFT. Continue reading

Wisconsin unions struggle under So-Called “Right to Work” Laws

Roofers and Waterproofers Local 96 Business Agent Nick Brenner joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the struggle Wisconsin union contractors face after state legislators removed Prevailing Wage laws and instituted So-Called “Right to Work” laws during the reign of former Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Continue reading

Theater community fears new wave of shutdowns as pandemic resurges

John Galinac, Business Agent at the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts Local 160, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the stage industry during the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. 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