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

Environmental group strives to create 20,000 union jobs in renewables

Maine AFL-CIO President Cynthia Phinney joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke about the creation of the Maine Labor Climate Council, a coalition of more than a dozen unions who strive to address climate change in Maine. Continue reading

Infrastructure bill brings biggest investments in history of transit

AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed big wins on federal transportation policy, particularly when it comes to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and legislation that protects federal transportation workers from assault. Continue reading

Biden repackages Build Back Better into Build a Better America plan

Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the future of President Biden’s agenda, particularly the Building a Better America plan, which will encompass much of the Build Back Better plan that stalled last year in the U.S. Senate. Continue reading

Iowa’s anti-worker legislation hits working families hard

AFL-CIO Western Iowa Labor Federation President Jeff Shudak joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the challenges of organizing in Iowa, a So-Called “Right to Work” state, and numerous pieces of anti-labor legislation in the state that make life difficult for working families. Continue reading

Small railroad crews had negative impact on supply chain crisis

Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO President Greg Regan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the impact hedge funds had on the supply chain crisis by encouraging a bare bones approach to transportation in the interest of reducing operating costs. Continue reading

UMW testifies against ‘Vulture Capitalism’ hedge funds on Capital Hill

Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the United Mine Workers’ recent presentation at a Capital Hill hearing against “vulture capitalism,” and the impact hedge funds have made on the 1,100 striking miners at Warrior Met Coal. Continue reading