Purchase Christmas gifts from union-staffed AT&T stores

Communications’ Workers of America (CWA) District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss AT&T’s use of non-union third party vendors and how listeners can ensure they shop from unionized retailers when purchasing phones and other merchandise. Continue reading

Minnesota’s budget surplus could be a perfect infrastructure investment

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 49 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Jason George joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss Minnesota’s recently announced $7.7 billion surplus, and why much of this money should be invested into the state’s infrastructure. Continue reading

American Music Fairness Act would pay musicians for broadcasts

American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 4 President Leonard DiCosimo joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the American Music Fairness Act — bipartisan legislation to establish a performance right for sound recordings broadcast on terrestrial radio. The bill would close a decades-long loophole that has allowed AM/FM radio broadcasters to play music without compensating performers and producers for their work. Continue reading

Judge reinstates fired AT&T subsidiary worker following fatal accident

Labor Attorney Joyce Goldstein, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a recent case where a federal judge upheld an arbitrator’s decision to require an AT&T subsidiary to give a former employee his job back after he pled guilty to causing a fatal crash in a company vehicle. Continue reading

Senate to consider electric vehicle credits in Build Back Better bill

United Auto Workers (UAW) Legislative Representative Desiree Hoffman joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss tax incentives in the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill that would encourage the purchase of union-made electric vehicles built in the U.S. Continue reading

States that cut federal benefits hurt the economy without helping unemployment

Policy Matters Ohio Research Director Zach Schiller joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss why states that cut off federal unemployment benefits early during the COVID-19 pandemic did not see unemployment gains, and in actuality, did real damage to their economy. Continue reading

Retiree healthcare covers more than just insurance needs

Humana Group Medicare Associate Vice President Eric St. Pierre and Humana National Labor Relations Representative Nate Whiteman joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the benefits of group medicare plans for retirees and how Humana strives to provide the best quality healthcare possible. Continue reading