Public educators optimistic of Biden administration despite current COVID-19 spike

Teachers and schools have been some of the most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Trump administration. President-elect Joe Biden is giving these educators hope.

Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, what it means for schools and the reassurance that President-elect Biden has brought to educators in Ohio and throughout the country. Continue reading

Mich. LEO official on how Michigan is handling COVID-19 in the workplace

With COVID-19 cases on the rise throughout much of the country, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Deputy Director Sean Egan spoke about how Michigan is handling recent outbreaks on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

CMSD Superintendent on funding public schools amidst COVID-19

Public school districts have struggled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their budgets were upended due to the increased cost of adapting to home learning and ensuring that every student has access to an education.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) CEO and Superintendent Eric Gordon discussed how the district has adapted to the new situation created by COVID-19 and what the school district needs to continue providing an education on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

NFLPA President talks player safety and starting the season amidst a pandemic

The common person sees a union and they think of the workers manufacturing cars, building skyscrapers and working in schools. Today on America’s Work Force Union Podcast, National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) President and Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter discussed the workings of the NFLPA and how they came to an agreement on playing a season amidst a global pandemic. Continue reading

Veterans Affairs Council official discusses safely returning to work

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from National Veterans Affairs Council 262 Sixth District President and American Federation of Government Employees member Willie Haywood Jr. discuss personal protective equipment, returning to work and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown expresses hope for COVID-19 relief

United States Senator Sherrod Brown joined host Ed “Flash” Ferenc to talk about a list of topics as they relate to the election, the working class and more on the Oct. 1 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Former IAM official analyzes the first presidential debate

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers former director of communications and public affairs Rick Sloan spoke with America’s Work Force Union Podcast on Sept. 30 about the presidential debate, battleground states and how the pandemic affected the workforce. Continue reading

AGC official on the benefits of funding infrastructure

Associated General Contractors of America Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives Brian Turmail discussed funding for infrastructure construction and how we can put people back to work on the Sept. 28 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading