Pa. AFL-CIO Pres. boasts the union difference during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the Trump campaign and its allies continue to contest election results in multiple swing states, union leaders in these states are proud of the work they did to elect former Vice President Joe Biden and look forward to working with him to advance their interests.

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale discussed how voters in his state pushed Biden to victory, how the incoming administration will help workers and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Former TTD Pres. fought to protect transportation workers throughout his career

On Nov. 29 2020, longtime America’s Work Force Union Podcast guest and former Transportation Trades Department President Larry Willis passed away. In his honor, America’s Work Force Union Podcast is rebroadcasting his last appearance on AWF from Oct. 26.

In his final appearance on America’s Work Force Union Podcast, Willis vehemently defended the idea of a mask mandate in certain situations and looked forward to how President-elect Biden will handle the COVID-19 pandemic when he takes office. Continue reading

AFL-CIO, organized labor celebrate the Biden-Harris victory

Labor unions throughout the United States rejoiced when President-elect Joe Biden was declared the presumptive winner and they once again had a friend in the White House.

AFL-CIO Director of Government Affairs Bill Samuel joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the Biden-Harris victory means for organized labor and how they will advance the labor movement. Continue reading

AFL-CIO Gov. Affairs Director on how workers have fared the past four years

The AFL-CIO remains hopeful the upcoming election will yield major victories for organized labor.

AFL-CIO Director of Government Affairs Bill Samuel discussed what is currently happening in Washington prior to the election and what he expects after the election on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

AFL-CIO ST Liz Shuler discusses her rise through organized labor

In recent years, women have made massive strides in the labor movement and in the building trades specifically.

AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to share her history in organized labor, rising to her current position and to preview the North America’s Building Trades Unions Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference. Continue reading

Ohio AFL-CIO Pres. laments Pres. Trump’s let down of American workers

Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga discussed the records on labor and workers rights of President Trump and Joe Biden on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. In his opinion, President Trump has left workers out to dry. Continue reading

AFL-CIO discusses USPS issues and when workers will see COVID-19 relief

AFL-CIO Director of Government Affairs Bill Samuel discussed how the United States Postal Service will operate as the election nears, where we are on COVID-19 relief legislation and more on the Sept. 24 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

REUPLOAD: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Labor Day special

Today’s episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast features a replay of one of our best performing episodes of the month. This is a replay of our Labor Day special edition featuring an interview with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and statements from various labor voices. Continue reading

AFL-CIO official on how the Jones Act has helped the shipping industry

AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dan Duncan explained the struggles faced by seafarers, the Jones Act and its strengths and how cargo ships are helping to slow climate change on the Sept. 1 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast. Continue reading