Manchin looks to revive clean energy provisions of Build Back Better

Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the likelihood of the U.S. Senate passing clean energy provisions that were part of the “Build Back Better” budget reconciliation bill in revamped legislation. Continue reading

Biden repackages Build Back Better into Build a Better America plan

Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the future of President Biden’s agenda, particularly the Building a Better America plan, which will encompass much of the Build Back Better plan that stalled last year in the U.S. Senate. Continue reading

UMW testifies against ‘Vulture Capitalism’ hedge funds on Capital Hill

Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the United Mine Workers’ recent presentation at a Capital Hill hearing against “vulture capitalism,” and the impact hedge funds have made on the 1,100 striking miners at Warrior Met Coal. Continue reading

Progress expected on infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills

Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Congressional stalemate situation facing the infrastructure bill and the budget reconciliation bill and why he thinks progress will soon be made to pass both bills. Continue reading

AFL-CIO official highlights pro-labor agendas heading into election

On the Aug. 27 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast AFL-CIO Government Affairs Director Bill Samuel talked about COVID-19 relief, United States Postal Service funding, the contrast between the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention and the Biden campaign’s labor-friendly agenda. Continue reading

IUPAT discusses 16-year-old killed after falling from scaffolding

Shane Smith of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 23 about a 16-year old who fell to his death while working on a construction site in Nashville. Continue reading