Menlo Park Academy fights staff unionization with public dollars

Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT) President Melissa Cropper joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss union busting tactics being used by the Menlo Park Academy administration to prevent teachers and staff in northeast Ohio from joining the OFT. Continue reading

First contracts are critical to setting bargaining precedent for quality

The Washington-Baltimore News Guild President Fatima Hussein joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss negotiating first contracts and why the quality of a first contract is critical to setting a precedent. Continue reading

More women are enrolling in registered apprenticeship programs

Plumbers Local 55 President Doreen Cannon joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the unique opportunities union apprenticeships offer women. She also discussed how union officials are changing their approach to make a career in the trades more appealing to women. Continue reading

ArcelorMittal workers strike for better contract, two weekends off and higher pay

Brian Sealy, Sub-District 3 Director for the United Steelworkers (USW), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a recent strike by 500 members of Steelworkers Local 3057, who work at the ArcelorMittal plant in Shelby, Ohio. Continue reading

Maximus workers seek to unionize in bid for better healthcare and pay

Frank Mathews, Administrative Director for the Communication Workers of America (CWA) District 4, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss efforts by workers at Maximus to organize with the CWA to improve healthcare benefits and pay. Continue reading

United Steelworkers fight for a new contract for shipyard workers

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond, who also serves as the International Vice-President of the United Steelworkers, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss contract negotiations between USW Local 8888 and Huntington Ingalls. Local 8888 represents 10,000 workers at the Huntington Ingalls Shipyard, where aircraft carriers are built for the Navy. Continue reading

Unsung Heroes Dinner celebrates worker contributions to union organizing

United Labor Agency (ULA) Executive Director David Megenhardt joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the upcoming Unsung Heroes Dinner, a fundraiser for the ULA that celebrates workers who have benefited unions and their mission. Continue reading

Journalists turn to Union to advocate for rights

Susan DeCarava, President of the NewsGuild of New York, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how her Union turned COVID-19 into an opportunity to organize workers, create greater solidarity, adjust to the challenges of the pandemic and transition to a remote workforce.  Continue reading

Should college athletes be considered employees with the right to unionize?

Joyce Goldstein, a Labor and Employee Benefits Lawyer who founded the firm Joyce Goldstein & Associates, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) potentially reclassifying college student athletes as employees, which would give them the right to organize. Continue reading