Former Machinists GP addresses President Trump’s qualms on mail-in voting

Former General President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Tom Buffenbarger appeared on America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 28 to discuss mail-in voting.

IAM International Association of Machinists and Aerospace WorkersIn recent months, President Trump has ratcheted up his unfound claims of mail-in voting causing widespread voter fraud.

Buffenbarger explained that the president is using these claims to suppress votes. He said these claims may reduce the number of people who vote because of the fear of close interaction at the polls during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sticking with the trend of mail, Buffenbarger shifted to the underfunding of the United States Postal Service (USPS). He added that the USPS will run out of funds by the end of summer. He said without proper funding mail will travel slower, causing a negative effect on those who choose to vote absentee or by mail in the 2020 presidential election.

Buffenbarger finished the segment by speaking on the ironworkers at the Bath Iron Works entering their sixth week on strike. He added in statements about the TRUST Act as well.

CCVSC Cuyahoga County Veterans Service CommissionJon Reiss of the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission (CCVSC) spoke about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected the organization. At this time, the CCVSC employees continue to work from home or in the office at a limited capacity.

Reiss said people can still submit claims in-person at the CCVSC office to be reviewed. Those who file claims will be notified at a later time as to what benefits they are eligible for.

America’s Work Force Radio host, Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the Iowa AFL-CIO inviting Senator Joni Ernst to a Zoom conference call with Iowan workers about why the HEROES Act has not been passed.


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