The Triangle Factory Fire and its impact on labor and safety reform

Mary Anne Trasciatti, , joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and its impact on labor reform, as well as her coalition’s efforts to establish a memorial to the tragedy in New York City. Continue reading

Manchin looks to revive clean energy provisions of Build Back Better

Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the likelihood of the U.S. Senate passing clean energy provisions that were part of the “Build Back Better” budget reconciliation bill in revamped legislation. Continue reading

Insulators lobby for mechanical insulation tax incentives in new bill

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed why mechanical insulation tax incentive language should be included in legislation to revamp the “Build Back Better” budget reconciliation bill. Continue reading

Military base expansion fuels already heated Florida construction boom

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1205 Business Manager Lanny Mathis joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the opportunities his Local is enjoying during Florida’s construction boom, including work from the multi-billion dollar expansion and renovation at Tyndall Air Force Base. Continue reading

Senate and House work to reconcile legislation to manufacture chips

United Auto Workers (UAW) Legislative Director Josh Nassar joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed two pieces of legislation intended to strengthen domestic manufacturing and provide funding for domestic semiconductor manufacturing. Continue reading

Precision scheduled railroading is a root cause of supply chain crisis

AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed how precision scheduled railroading has exacerbated the supply chain crisis and subjected railway workers to grueling schedules with little sick time. Continue reading

The USMCA can revolutionize Mexican unions through Rapid Response

United Steelworkers (USW) Director of International Affairs Benjamin Davis joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke about how the Rapid-Response Labor Mechanism under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) empowers Mexican workers to reformulate their unions in order to better fight for worker rights. Continue reading