Senate’s confirmation of FRA administrator will help supply chains

Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO President Greg Regan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the U.S. Senate’s recent confirmation of Amit Bose as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Continue reading

After rejecting proposal, Local 8888 shipbuilders will renegotiate

Fred Redmond, Secretary-Treasurer of AFL-CIO and International Vice President of the United Steelworkers, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a proposed contract USW Local 8888 rejected and efforts to reopen negotiations with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding. Continue reading

U.S. Senator Manchin expected to revisit Build Back Better legislation

Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-W. Va.) opposition to the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill and why he thinks the Senate may make progress toward getting the bill passed next year. Continue reading

AFL-CIO: Senate may pass Build Back Better bill by Christmas

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill and why he is optimistic it will pass by the end of the year. Continue reading

Operation Union Veterans Day celebrates opportunities for veterans

Will Attig, an Iraq War veteran and Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss Operation Union Veterans Day, the Council’s campaign to tell the story about the role veterans and military families play in the American labor movement throughout the month of November. Continue reading

United Steelworkers fight for a new contract for shipyard workers

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond, who also serves as the International Vice-President of the United Steelworkers, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss contract negotiations between USW Local 8888 and Huntington Ingalls. Local 8888 represents 10,000 workers at the Huntington Ingalls Shipyard, where aircraft carriers are built for the Navy. Continue reading

Progress expected on infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills

Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Congressional stalemate situation facing the infrastructure bill and the budget reconciliation bill and why he thinks progress will soon be made to pass both bills. Continue reading

Texas businesses pushback on governor’s ban on vaccine mandates

Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Aguilar joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on vaccine mandates, which directly contradicts President Biden’s executive order. Continue reading

Exxon workers locked out of refinery as USW continue to negotiate

Since May 1, about 650 Exxon workers have been locked out of a Beaumont, Texas refinery and packaging plant after contract negotiations between the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 13-243 and management stalled.

Fred Redmond, Secretary-Treasurer of AFL-CIO and International Vice President of the USW, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the lockout and the USW’s effort to reach an agreement. Continue reading