America’s wealthiest citizens and corporations greatly benefit from tax policy that allows them to pay less in taxes than working class Americans. Sometimes, they are even rewarded with more money or other incentives.
Over the past few decades, many public schools have lost a portion of their funding. While some of the lost revenue can be attributed to charter school vouchers, a recent study revealed public school districts lost $2.37 billion from tax abatements.
Good Jobs First has been closely monitoring this issue and is shining light on it. Good Jobs First Project Coordinator Christine Wen broke the study down and discussed why this is happening on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. She also discussed how the money can be better used. Continue reading →
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!
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!
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!
On the broadcast today we had Dorsey Hager, Executive-Secretary/Treasurer for the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, and he talked about several topics including the Work Outlook in Central Ohio, Retirement of Dennis Duffy, and the Ohio State Fair Outreach Event! Also on the program was Kristina Clark, General Manager for Bloom Bakery, and she talked about “Towards Employment” and hiring Formerly Incarcerated people!
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!
On the broadcast today we had Tom Buffenbarger, Independent Labor Voice, and he talked about several topics including Trump’s Tariffs, Janus decision, Anti-Worker Legislation, and Tax Cuts! Our next guest was Michael Marini, Author of “401 Confidential” and Financial Planner, and he talked about How you could be Losing Thousands in Hidden Fees on your 401K!
On the broadcast today we had Chuck Collins, Director for Program on Inequality at the Institute for Policy Studies, and he talked about Reversing Inequality in America! Also on the broadcast was Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, and he talked about several topics including Attacks on Public Transportation Workers, Senate FAA Bill, and Amtrak Long-Distance Routes!
On the broadcast today we had Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers(OFT), and she talked about the AFT Convention, the Janus Decision, and Passage of House Bill 216! Also on the program was Susan Moran Palmer, Congressional Candidate for Ohio District 16, and she talked about the Abuse of Independent Contractor Status for American Workers and the NLRB Judgement against Ferragon for Teamster Union Busting!