explaining the difference between working class and middle class

The lines between middle class and working class have become blurred as the terms are used interchangeably in media and in politics. The difference between the two exists and needs to be defined.

Working Class Perspectives contributing writer Christopher Martin dissected the two terms and explained why the difference is important on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He also explained what is like to teach journalism as the profession becomes increasingly dangerous. Continue reading

Charter schools taking funding away from public schools when they need it most

Just like state’s public schools, charter schools receive funding through the same funding formula and resources. This creates issues as charter schools take funding away from public schools and if a charter school fails, they can just pick up and leave.

American Federation of Teachers – West Virginia President Fred Albert joined the AWF Union Podcast to explain why charter schools are damaging to public schools. Continue reading

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown on praises the passage of the PRO Act

After years of fighting, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act has finally passed through the House of Representatives and is now on its way to the Senate. United States Senator Sherrod Brown joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss the next steps to get the PRO Act passed by the Senate. Continue reading

President Biden’s NLRB changes give workers hope for fairness

The labor community is rejoicing as President Biden begins to reshape agencies and those who deal with labor grievances.

Labor lawyer Joyce Goldstein of Joyce Goldstein and Associates joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain the various shakeups and changes at the National Labor Relations Board and how they will affect working people. Continue reading

Association of Professional Flight Attendants explain new service animal regulations for aircrafts

Paul Hartshorn, Jr., National Communications Chair of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing thousands of flight attendants that work for American Airlines discussed the paycheck protection program, regulations on service animals and more on AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

US Sen. Sherrod Brown says labor will have a place at the table under a Biden administration

As election results are yet to be confirmed for the 2020 presidential election, there is a lot at stake for organized labor and workers in general.

United States Senator Sherrod Brown joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the state of the election, how organized labor will fare under a Biden administration and more. Continue reading