AFGE District 5 member wins Grovetown City Council election

Union members and labor advocates are gaining momentum in the political arena as they run for or are nominated to positions at the local, state and federal level.

Georgia has become a political battleground after President Joe Biden carried the state and Two Democratic Senators were later elected. Newly elected Grovetown City Councilwoman and AFGE District 5 member Ceretta Smith joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the importance of union members in politics and how she was able to get elected. 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

How charter schools profit off the backs of taxpayers

Charter schools have developed into a problem for some in the past three to four decades. While these schools operate as nonprofit organizations, many believe they are generating massive profits at the expense of taxpayers.

One such person is Our Schools Chief Correspondent and Writing Fellow Jeff Bryant. Bryant joined AWF Union Podcast to explain how some charter schools are generating profits and taking from taxpayers. He later told the story of two Floridians generating large profits through the schools. Continue reading

Construction outlook is favorable with infrastructure on the way

Many in the construction industry are thankful they were able to continue working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and that project owners were comfortable moving forward with projects. However, they are increasingly excited as an infrastructure plan gains momentum.

The Cleveland area has enjoyed steady development in recent years and plenty of work. Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Secretary Treasurer Dave Wondolowski joined AWF Union Podcast to analyze the work outlook, discuss the possible infrastructure plan and more. Continue reading

Politicians wise up to call center jobs being shipped overseas

Communications workers have been seeing their work head overseas for decades. According to some in the industry, lawmakers are finally catching on and looking for ways to punish companies who move operations overseas.

One such industry professional is Communications Workers of America District 4 Director Frank Mathews. Mathews discussed protecting call center jobs, voting rights, the filibuster and more when he appeared on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

President Biden moving quickly on labor-friendly legislation

President Biden and Congressional Democrats are working quickly to get as much done with the majority they currently hold. President Biden is fast tracking campaign promises, making good on key issues.

Laborers International Union of North America General President Terry O’Sullivan joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the American Rescue Plan, the American Jobs Plan and other legislation that pertains to workers. Continue reading

Melink Corporation encourages companies to invest in green technologies

With President Joe Biden winning the 2020 Presidential Election, the U.S. is moving towards being a producer of green energy. Companies are taking notice and are investing in green technologies.

One of the companies leading the way in green technology is the Melink Corporation. Melink Corporation CEO Steve Melink joined AWF Union Podcast to introduce the company, discuss the new infrastructure plan and more. Continue reading

Wisconsin Democrats gain momentum in statewide races

Anti-union sentiment had a run across the U.S. in recent years, but things are looking up for the labor movement as it gains momentum in the political arenas of multiple midwest states.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Executive Director Matt Rothschild is excited for the future of unions and workers in Wisconsin. He discussed a recent statewide election, the progress made by Governor Evers and the political direction of the state on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Biden administration quickly moves to help the middle class with infrastructure, more

The Congressional Democrats and President Biden have been working diligently to provide relief to the American People. They also have their sights set on an infrastructure plan and other union-friendly legislation.

The AFL-CIO has made their voice clear on the progress made by the Biden administration. Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga discussed his pleasure with the progress and discussed what he would like to see happen next. Continue reading

Solidarity Center brings labor rights worldwide amid COVID-19 pandemic

After years of shrinking union membership and workers continually losing power on the job, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a resurgence of workers demanding increased power, rights and safety.

Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain what the Solidarity Center does, where it gets its funding from and what they have observed since the pandemic began. Continue reading