The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions in everybody’s life, but there is work to be done. Union organizers and apprenticeship professionals are working hard to keep increasing union membership.
United Association Local 669 Recruitment and Outreach Specialist Tim Coleman is one of those professionals, carrying on with his job. He joined AWF Union Podcast to detail his experience and encourage listeners to share information about registered apprenticeship programs. Continue reading →
As service members prepare to finish their service and reenter the civilian workforce, many struggle to find a path that leads to a valuable career. United Association Veterans in Piping Program Administrator Mike Hazard explained how the United Association is helping active-duty transitioning service members attain a career in the pipe trades on the Sept. 30 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading →
United Steelworkers Director of Education Lisa Jordan joined host Ed “Flash” Ferenc on the Sept. 25 edition of the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the benefits of virtual training.Continue reading →
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 38 President Mike Muzic gave an update on what Local 38 did with regards to member protection during the pandemic, how the apprenticeship program has been affected, upcoming projects in northeast Ohio and more on the Sept. 8 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast.Continue reading →
Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager discussed construction amidst the pandemic, pre-apprenticeship programs and more on the Aug. 7 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast.Continue reading →
Dorsey Hagar from the Columbus Building and Construction Trades Council returns to be a featured guest on America’s Work Force Radio.
On Oct. 5 Dorsey Hagar rejoins the show to talk about his latest trip to the Alberta Building Trades Conference and presenting there. While at the conference, he spoke about community benefit agreements, pre-apprenticeship programs, and lowering unemployment rates. Hagar also talked about starting a program called a Building Trades Pilot Boot camp, doing a trial run next year, where they will expose middle schoolers going into the 9th grade to the trades. They will host a week long class from 8-3 where they will let the students learn about all of the trades and work hands on with them to show them that there are more options after high school than just a four year university. The last thing he talked about on the show is a minority contractor outreach event.
Our second guest on the show was Pema Levy, and she talked about Rachel Mitchell questioning Dr. Ford in the Brett Kavanaugh case. She talked about Mitchell being blasted for casting a doubt on Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh and how people who have worked with Mitchell in the past are disappointed in how she went about this who entire thing. She was called disingenuous and inconsistent in her practices and was incredibly unprofessional by jumping to conclusions on the case.
The show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the fight for $15 and what it means for Amazon employees. By raising the wages to $15 an hour, it may seem like a win for the workers, however, employees who already earned $15 an hour saying they are losing more than they are gaining. Because of the wage increase, workers are missing out on monthly bonuses and a chance to own Amazon’s skyrocketing stock because of this raise. On top of that, employees already earning $15 an hour are only going to be receiving an extra $1 per hour, so they are losing more than they are gaining out of this. We also talk about Bernie Sanders telling McDonald’s to follow in Amazon’s footsteps and raise minimum wage to $15 an hour. Finally, he talked about airline workers organizing.
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