President Biden focuses in on labor law reform

President Biden has been working to bring Republicans with him on the American Jobs Act and other key labor issues. So far there has been little hope for bipartisanship.

United Auto Workers Legislative Director Josh Nassar is hoping for some bipartisanship, but does not see it happening anytime soon. He discussed the USMCA, the American Jobs Plan and other labor reforms on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

IBEW Local 29 member recalls meeting and welcoming President Biden to the stage

Labor unions and other worker-friendly organizations put their weight behind then candidate Joe Biden as he ran for President. Now, as leader of the free world, Biden is starting to deliver on his promises.

In late March, President Biden traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa. to introduce his infrastructure plan. IBEW Local 29 Executive Board member Mike Fiore was the one who introduced the President to the stage for this speech. Fiore joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the experience and outline what he expects from President Biden. Continue reading

Painters cheer pro-labor attitude and legislation of the Biden administration

Union labor and infrastructure will go hand-in-hand if the Biden administration is able to find a way to get Congressional Democrats and Republicans to come together and agree on an infrastructure plan.

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) General Vice President at Large Jimmy Williams Jr. expressed the need for an infrastructure bill when he appeared on AWF Union Podcast. He also explained why unions need to keep pushing for the PRO Act and other pro-labor legislation. Continue reading

Rebuilding the workforce through infrastructure legislation

After passing the American Rescue Plan, President Biden’s COVID-19 stimulus bill, Democrats have shifted focus towards infrastructure. The issue has been spoken about for decades with little to no action.

United for Infrastructure CEO Zach Schafer joined AWF Union Podcast to address the need for an infrastructure bill. While discussing the need for new and improved infrastructure, Schafer also addressed how to pay for the plan. Continue reading

President Biden pleases organized labor in first address to Congress

Following President Biden’s first formal address to Congress as commander-in-chief, the labor community is growing confident he will be able to deliver on key, labor-focused campaign promises.

The AFL-CIO has been heavily involved in keeping the pressure on President Biden and is doing what they can to advance his agenda. AFL-CIO Director of Government Affairs Bill Samuel joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss what needs to be done to strengthen the labor movement. Continue reading

Investing in infrastructure beyond just roads and bridges

With the Biden administration slowly releasing details of a comprehensive infrastructure plan, it is becoming more clear what will be included and how it will be paid for.

One person keeping a close eye on the plan and its payment method is David Dayen, Executive Editor of The American Prospect. He joined AWF Union Podcast to explain why the plan is viable and needs to be initiated now. Continue reading

Honoring healthcare workers on Workers’ Memorial Day

The U.S. is poised to pass a massive infrastructure plan designed to put Americans back to work in good paying jobs and to make much needed improvements to our nation’s infrastructure.

Independent labor voice and former International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers President Tom Buffenbarger highlighted the importance of the American Jobs Plan and what it will bring to various parts of the U.S. He also previewed Workers’ Memorial Day and what it means to him. Continue reading

American Jobs Plan pleases infrastructure industry groups

The U.S. is on the cusp of seeing its infrastructure receive one of the largest updates since the all encompassing 1933 New Deal. This bipartisan issue has long been sought after by administrations of differing political views.

American Society of Civil Engineers Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives Emily Feenstra joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss infrastructure grades, President Biden’s proposed plan and more. Continue reading

American Jobs Plan excites infrastructure, public transportation groups

President Biden is poised to see his administration’s infrastructure bill come to fruition. Infrastructure has been a longstanding goal for past administrations. With Democrats in control of the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House, it is believed that a bill is on the way.

American Public Transportation Association President and CEO Paul Skoutelas explained why the American Jobs Plan is needed, what he would like to see in it and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Infrastructure to include funding to help retired Americans

Retired Americans have a lot to gain from President Biden and are now excited about his infrastructure plan, which includes funding for services vital to their wellbeing.

On the frontlines of securing a better future for American retirees is Rich Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans. He joined AWF Union Podcast to explain how the potential infrastructure plan will aid retired Americans and more. Continue reading