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

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

Senate to consider electric vehicle credits in Build Back Better bill

United Auto Workers (UAW) Legislative Representative Desiree Hoffman joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss tax incentives in the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill that would encourage the purchase of union-made electric vehicles built in the U.S. Continue reading

States that cut federal benefits hurt the economy without helping unemployment

Policy Matters Ohio Research Director Zach Schiller joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss why states that cut off federal unemployment benefits early during the COVID-19 pandemic did not see unemployment gains, and in actuality, did real damage to their economy. Continue reading

AFL-CIO: Senate may pass Build Back Better bill by Christmas

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill and why he is optimistic it will pass by the end of the year. Continue reading

Wisconsin Republicans accused of gerrymandering state map

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Executive Director Matt Rothschild joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss gerrymandering efforts by Wisconsin Republicans to ensure they control 60 percent of the state assembly and 70 percent of congressional seats, despite the fact that voters in Wisconsin are evenly split among both parties. Continue reading

Most union-endorsed candidates in central Ohio won on Election Day

Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the results of the Nov. 2 General Election and its implications for union members in central Ohio. Continue reading