Michael Hiltzik, Pulitzer Prize winner and writer for the LA Times spoke to America’s Work Force on Aug. 29 to talk about President Trump breaking more of his promises.
Hiltzik discussed how farmers are being affected by the on-going trade war with China and how they feel betrayed after President Trump said that he would be fighting for farmers. With the President continuing his trade war with China by imposing tariffs on steel, China has been retaliating by putting sanctions in U.S exports, including corn and other crops, which hurts farmers and their business. Hiltzik did talk about how the steel tariffs have been helping the steel industry, but not enough to outweigh how much it’s been affecting farmers. Lastly, he talked about increasing union representation protections, such as the right to collective bargaining, right to organize and the right to a fair contract.
Greg Coleridge, Ohio coordinator of Move to Amend spoke with AWF on Aug. 29 about passing a constitutional amendment to abolish corporate personhood. He also discussed giving more power back to people, and building a democracy where people will be held more responsible for their actions. Coleridge talked about making sure that companies are looking out for their workers, not just the company or their own personal interests.
AWF host talked about Ford Motor Company plant authorizing a strike by a 99 percent vote if Ford fails to negotiate a four-year contract with the United Auto Workers before their current contract expires in September.