Cleveland BCTC gives update on Cleveland construction and women in the trades

In recent years, the construction in Cleveland has been on the rise. Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski discussed the construction boom in Cleveland, getting more women in the trade and more on AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

IW safety official weighs the pros and cons of contractor prequalification

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Safety and Health Department District Representative Wayne Creasap previewed the Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference, contractor prequalification and more on the Oct. 13 episode of AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

Wage theft ordinance in Columbus, OH established to protect workers

For decades, wage theft has been a problem and it will continue to worsen if people do not bring attention to it. Labor lawyer Jon Wentz of Barkan Meizlish, LLP discussed a new wage theft ordinance passed in Columbus, Ohio on today’s episode of AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

Labor Lawyer Joyce Goldstein on the effects of another anti-worker SCOTUS justice

With the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, labor rights issues stand in limbo, as President Trump plans to nominate a hard line conservative, who has ruled in favor of corporate interests in previous cases. Continue reading

Progressive Populist editor blasts hypocrisy of Senate Republicans

With the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many Senate Republicans are being called out for past comments and their sudden willingness to hold a vote on a new justice this close to a presidential election. Progressive Populist Editor Jim Cullen dove into these words on AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

First-time guest shares story of achieving the American Dream

Making his first appearance on America’s Work Force Radio Podcast, Laz Ayala, founder of Illegal the Project, joined the Sept. 4 episode to share his brave story of migrating from El Salvador to the U.S. in order to achieve the American Dream. Continue reading

Hager discusses annual D.A.D.’s Day Clay Shoot and Upcoming Election

On the Sept. 4 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast, Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager discussed the newly elected Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, the upcoming presidential election and the annual Dollars Against Diabetes (D.A.D.’s) Clay Shoot. Continue reading

Professor highlights the issues with returning to the classroom

On the July 31 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast, Sherry Linkon with Working Class Perspectives discussed workers and education amidst the pandemic. Continue reading

Illinois Economic Policy Institute official discusses the benefits of prevailing wage

Frank Manzo of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 30 about prevailing wage standards leading to more Americans living the “American Dream.” Continue reading