Anti-Union Business Owner Discussed on America’s Work Force

Kris LaGrange, host of UCOMM Live podcast joined America’s Work Force on August 19 to talk about an anti-union sports entertainment business owner.

Kris LaGrange UCOMM BlogLaGrange spoke about Dave Portnoy, head of Barstool Sports, a sports and pop culture blog and entertainment outlet who had recently made a slew of anti-union comments after a pro-labor lawyer contacted his writing staff about forming a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Portnoy responded to the news of his staff being contacted by saying he hopes they try to form a union so he can crush it and anyone who reaches back out to this lawyer will be fired from Barstool Sports. Portnoy’s anti-labor comments drew the attention of lawyers and government officials alike.

LaGrange also talked about a man who was aggressively beaten for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and how people who opposed President Trump should not condone or partake in this activity just because they have a different political view. Lastly, he talked about President Trump’s rhetoric and how it is inciting violence, even if he is not directly calling for it, people still interpret what he says as a means to act violently on certain groups of people.

State Representative Tom PattonOhio State Representative, Tom Patton (D-OH) spoke with AWF on August 19 about Ohio’s state budget, which was passed earlier in the month. He said that because of the state budget, income tax for those earning $20,000 or less a year were eliminated and income tax on others was reduced down to four percent. Patton also discussed the possibility of sports betting becoming legal in Ohio. Lastly, he talked about energy bills in Ohio and which type of power is most efficient for the taxes being paid on it.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the American Federation of Government Employees suing President Trump and the White House over freedom of speech.



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Medal of Honor Recipient Discussed on America’s Work Force

Mark Seavey, blogger with the American Legion Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on August 16 about the most recent Medal of Honor Recipient.

Mark Seavey American Legion MagazineSeavey first gave an overview of the September edition of the American Legion Magazine, discussing some stories that will be featured. One of the stories honors the most recent Medal of Honor Recipient, David Bellavia, who served during the War on Terror in Iraq. Staff Sergeant Bellavia earned the Medal of Honor by risking his life above and beyond his call of duty by rescuing his trapped platoon from a house that was under heavy fire from enemy insurgents. Staff Sergeant Bellavia’s great display of courage and selflessness helped save the lives of many members of his platoon.

Another story in the September edition of the American Legion covers a veteran,Sarah Lee, who after returning home from Iraq was suffering major PTSD and developed weight problems, in which she took up cycling to help cope with her problems. She developed such a love for biking that she went on a cross country trip all by herself, for herself and to honor her lost friends from the war.

Norm Wernett Alliance for Retired AmericansRichard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans joined AWF on August 16 to talk about prescription drugs. He discussed a policy being put into place to control the price of prescription drugs in order to make them more affordable for people who need them the most. Fiesta stressed how the United States needs to make them more affordable and compared U.S. drug prices to Canada. He said that in Canada, insulin is one tenth the cost that it is in the U.S. and something needs to be done to regulate other prescription drug prices.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about National Independent Worker Day.



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Paid Family Leave Discussed on America’s Work Force

Benjamin Ryan, contributing writer for The Nation spoke with America’s Work Force on August 15 to discuss the lack of paid leave in the United States.

The Nation MagazineRyan talked about paid family leave and how it is necessary in order to maintain the health of the baby, and the worker. He said that a lot of people who do not receive paid family leave, or enough of it, are less inclined to take time off to care for themselves and their baby, which has in turn been affecting their health. Ryan mentioned that some businesses do provide enough paid family leave, however, lower wage workers are not likely to be granted as much paid leave, if any. Lastly, he stated that there is some legislation being written to fight for enough family leave across all sectors of work so that families are able to properly support themselves while taking family leave.

Leonardo DiCosimo, president of the American Federation of Musicians Local 4 in Cleveland, Ohio spoke with AWF on August 15 about an upcoming Labor Day festival. He talked about the North Shore Cleveland AFL-CIO hosting a Labor Day party at James Day Park in Parma. DiCosimo also spoke about Cleveland’s vast amount of professional musicians and recent projects that they have been involved in.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about flight attendants paid sick days being taken away.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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Economic Rights Discussed on America’s Work Force

Cheri Honkala, founder of the Poor People’s Economic Rights Campaign spoke with America’s Work Force on August 14 about the campaign and what they are fighting for.

Poor People’s Economic Rights CampaignHonkala first spoke about UPS airport facility workers and the poor conditions they have been working in. Currently, they have been working in poor conditions such as extreme heat, while receiving low wages. Richard Hooker with Teamsters 623 joined Honkala during her segment and stating that workers at this UPS facility are unlikely to see any improvement in their wages, even when they become full-time workers. He said that it took some workers nearly four years to see wage increases.

Honkala also discussed the Poor People’s Economic Rights Campaign. She said that the organization is made up of people who are trying to advance basic human economic rights that specifically relate to housing, education and jobs. They fight for a living wage and to abolish poverty. Honkala stressed that people who are working should not be living below the poverty line and struggling for basic necessities such as food, water and housing. The campaign fights to push for a minimum wage increase to help working people afford a place to live.

The Labor CitizenMatt Jaworski, contributing writer for the Labor Citizen talked about what to expect in the upcoming edition. He discussed Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) and how the guidelines for the standard apprenticeship programs are being stripped. Lastly, Jaworski talked about Amazon opening up a new warehouse in Akron, Ohio and all of the construction jobs that will be created because of it.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the United States Department of Justice and how they are seeking to eliminate Federal Immigration judges from being allowed to unionize.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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For The People Act Discussed on America’s Work Force

Frank Mathews, Administrative Director for Communication Workers of America, District 4 in Chicago spoke with America’s Work Force on August 13 about the For The People Act.

Communication Workers of AmericaMathews began his time on AWF by explaining to listeners what the For The People Act is and why it helps protect people. He said that the act helps protect voting rights, keeps money in the appropriate places in politics, prevents redistricting, and keeps government officials accountable. Mathews then talked about the AT&T tax scam and how the company turned their backs on the employees. AT&T was supposed to create jobs with the profits they made after receiving a tax break, but instead of creating jobs, they cut thousands of them or offshored them. He also talked about corporate stock buybacks and how it is hurting employees and only helping CEOs.

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades CouncilDave Wondolowski, Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council spoke to AWF on August 13 about the Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP). He said that the Department of Labor is using Standard Recognition Entities (SREs), yet Wondolowski doesn’t think SREs are the best method for deciding if an apprenticeship program is up to standard. He said that there is no requirement to pay progressive wages, no equal employment opportunities, no safety requirements, and more things that go against what makes a union apprenticeship program stand out above others.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the New Jersey AFL-CIO winning a fight for workers that helped put a law in place that will penalize employers who do not pay they workers their full wages or benefits.



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How to Keep Yourself Safe During Door-to-Door Sales Schemes Discussed on America’s Work Force

Andrew Tinkham, senior outreach and education program specialist at the Ohio Consumer Counsel spoke with America’s Work Force on August 12 about how to avoid being scammed during a door-to-door sales pitch.

OCC Ohio Consumers Counsel Dan DoronTinkham first provided updates on the recently passed Ohio House BIll 6. He said that First Energy Solutions needed the bailout because they went bankrupt after making bad business decisions and HB 6 would save them. Tinkham said that it would cost around $15 billion to deregulate the power plants with the new energy efficiency bill that was proposed. He then discussed how to not only handle door-to-door sales people, but how to avoid being scammed. He mentioned how not all door-to-door sales are scammers, but people are scammed frequently by them. Tinkham told listeners that if they do answer the door, ask about their company as well as a company identification card. You can use this card to call their company and verify who they are. It is critical to not offer any of your personal banking or social security information and do not get pressured into paying for something right there on the spot. Notice the red flags, and act accordingly to the situation at hand.

Finally, Tinkham discussed what to do in case of a power outage. He said the first thing to do if your power goes out is report it to your energy company. He stressed being patient and staying on the line with the company because they are likely dealing with more people who are in a similar situation.

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6Nichole McCarthy, recruiting coordinator with International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 spoke with AWF on August 12 about their apprenticeship program. She said that the program takes four years of on-the-job training with supplemental classroom instruction. McCarthy also talked about the benefits of an apprenticeship and that construction jobs are made for anyone who is willing to learn new skills.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the General Electric workers bargaining for a new contract after talks of a potential strike.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, BMA MEDIA GROUP, COLUMBUS-CENTRAL OHIO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL, CUYAHOGA COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE COMMISSION, COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA, DAN DEVERNA, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 6, LABOR CITIZEN MAGAZINE LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS-AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, UCOMM BLOG, UNITED STEELWORKERS.

President Trump’s Distract and Divert Strategy Discussed on America’s Work Force

Jim Cullen, editor of the Progressive Populist spoke to America’s Work Force on August 9 about how the President diverts bad press against him to a different issue.

Progressive PopulistCullen discussed President Trump and his inability to appropriately react to any news or press that he does not like or feels is against him. He talked about how instead of addressing, or accepting when someone has something negative to say about him or his actions, President Trump redirects comments and criticisms and blames or attacks other people for unrelated issues. With the increase of major tragedies occurring in the United States and the press demanding action from the President, his deflect and distract method has become more and more used. Rather than taking reasonable action or answering questions about what to do to combat or solve these issues, the President blames someone else, or brings up a different issue to draw the negative attention away from him. Lastly, Cullen talked medicare, specifically protecting the American Care Act.

Justin MaddenJustin Madden, owner of Justin Madden Co., LPA, discussed the perspective on two different cases during his time on AWF. First, he spoke about breach of contract on faulty construction done by non-union workers. Madden discussed the Statute of Repose and how it could be used to protect a worker’s ability to take action against their employers. The second case that Madden discussed was about a sex offender who committed his crime as a juvenille, and whether or not his charge should be exponged from his record when he turns 18 and becomes an adult.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about a junior WalMart employee who started a petition to end the sale of firearms at their stores, and the upcoming one year anniversary of Missouri defeating So-Called “Right-to-Work” legislation by a two thirds vote.



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More Affordable Drug Prices Discussed on America’s Work Force

Desiree Hoffman, international representative for the United Auto Workers, joined America’s Work Force on August 8 to talk about making prescription drug prices more affordable to Americans.

UAW United Auto WorkersHoffman talked about provisions that are at stake, involving pre-existing conditions. She said that Congress could make it so that pre-existing conditions are not covered when dealing with insurance companies. Hoffman said that this could hurt millions of Americans because they could no longer be covered and no longer have help paying for medication. Furthermore, she talked about the cheaper price of prescription drugs in Canada and how the United States should adopt their prices, and even their healthcare policy. Hoffman told an unfortunate story of a man who was diabetic and with the price of insulin in the U.S., he could no longer afford it so he purchased and used a cheaper substitute for insulin, which resulted in his death a few days later. Lastly, she talked about the United States- Mexico- Canada Trade Agreement, and why Protect the Right to Organize is so important.

Policy Matters Ohio Amy HanauerCaitlin Johnson, Director of Communications of Policy Matters Ohio joined AWF to talk about the increase in newspaper closures. She said that one big reason why newspapers are becoming less and less popular is because of the accessibility to news outlets via different forms of technology, such as our phones. People have all of the power to access any news source they want in the palm of their hands whenever they want, which unfortunately trumps newspapers, offering a limited amount of news to their audience. Johnson also talked about digital advertising versus print advertising.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc touched on Senator Sherrod Brown’s meeting with President Trump about implementing stricter gun control policies in the wake of the El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH mass shootings.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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President Trump Creating a Permanent Underclass Discussed on America’s Work Force

Maximillian Alvarez, host of The Working People podcast and contributing writer for In These Times magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on August 7 about President Trump continuing to divide different classes.

Maximillian AlvarezAlvarez began his time on AWF by discussing the Blackjewel miners blocking a railroad in Kentucky in demand for their pay after their company declared bankruptcy. Since the company has declared bankruptcy, they have not paid their employees, and the employees are unable to access their 401k’s, not allowing them to file for unemployment because they are still employed by BlackJewel. Workers also cannot use their health insurance if they were to be injured while working. Alvarez talked about President Trump creating a permanent underclass by creating a system of terror. He explained this by saying that the President is pitting the different classes against each other, and having each class point fingers at each other, blaming others for different incidents that may have happened. By the President constantly finding scapegoats for tragedies, the division between classes continues to grow more and more.

Dave Megenhardt United Labor AgencyDave Megenhardt, executive director of the United Labor Agency in Cleveland joined this episode of AWF to discuss unions in Germany. He talked about the union model in Germany and why it is so successful and how much it is transforming and improving not only the work itself, but also the work conditions. Lastly, Megenhardt talked about the United Labor Agency having an open meeting where the public is welcome to listen and ask questions about unions and other union activity.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about Dayton, Ohio mayor response to President Trump’s comments about the mass shooting that took place over the weekend.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, BMA MEDIA GROUP, COLUMBUS-CENTRAL OHIO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL, CUYAHOGA COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE COMMISSION, COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA, DAN DEVERNA, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 6, LABOR CITIZEN MAGAZINE LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS-AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, UCOMM BLOG, UNITED STEELWORKERS.

Passing of Ohio House Bill 6 Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO spoke with America’s Work Force on August 6 about the passing of Ohio House Bill 6.

AFL-CIOBurga first spoke about the tragic mass shootings that occurred in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH over the last week. He said that the United States has a domestic terrorist problem and something needs to be done about it. Burga also mentioned that President Trump needs to be held accountable for the things that he says and how it might motivate people to commit these horrific actions. Later, Burga spoke about the passing of Ohio H.B. 6, more commonly known as the Nuclear Energy Bill and why he felt like the bill passing was positive. Burga stated that by preserving the power plants, 1,400 good paying union jobs were saved, and a source of clean energy in Ohio was saved. Burga then mentioned that companies in the oil and gas industry in Ohio have been putting money together to overturn the bill by means of referendum, but is hoping that does not happen.

CAP Center for American ProgressJesse Lee, Vice President of Communications at the Center for American Progress (CAP) joined AWF on August 6 to talk about President Trump and his broken promises. He talked about a running catalog that CAP keeps on the original promises that the President made during his campaign trail, categorized by state, and takes what he originally said and contrasts it with what he ended up actually doing. Some of these things included promises on healthcare, prescription drug prices and keeping jobs in the United States. Lastly, Lee spoke about the AT&T scandal where the corporation said that for every billion dollars in profit they made after receiving tax breaks, they would create 7,000 jobs, but ended up cutting 25,000 jobs and keeping all of their profits.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the Democrat debates, and wage theft occurring more often in the United States.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

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