Political Activism Discussed on America’s Work Force

Mark Gruenberg, writer for Press Associates Union spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 3 to discuss political activism.

Mark Gruenberg PAI Press Associates Inc., Union NewsGruenberg spoke about activism that is happening in politics right now, and coming up in the months before the election. One important piece of legislation that he discussed is the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The Democrats moved the floor to vote on the PRO Act in early February. Gruenberg emphasized how important this act is for workers and their benefits and protections. He also spoke about the impeachment trial and what the democrats need to do to push forward. Lastly, he spoke about the privatization of the United States Postal Service and how it would be a mistake and hurt more than it will help.

Sue McConnell Better Business BureauSue McConnell, president of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau, BBB, spoke about three scams that have been reported to the BBB. The first scam involved a now defunct driving school called the Precision Driving Academy. The school closed down without any type of warning, taking money from people who paid for full classes without providing them with a complete education. A second scam McConnell discussed was a Microsoft Windows 10 software update assistance where a tech company would take money without providing service in return, or would provide a shoddy service instead. The last scam involved an herbal tea detox company called Get Up to Parr who were reported to the BBB for communication and refund issues and delays.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about American Airlines reaching a tentative agreement on a contract with their mechanics that protects against outsourcing or offshoring, and pension plan protections for International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Worker members.


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