Former Machinists GP addresses President Trump’s qualms on mail-in voting

Former General President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Tom Buffenbarger appeared on America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 28 to discuss mail-in voting. Continue reading

Veterans Service Commission Describes Programs to Help Veterans in Need

Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission, Jon Reiss spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 23 about veteran assistance programs. Continue reading

Preparing Workers to Adjust to New Safety Regulations Post COVID-19 Pandemic

Tom Buffenbarger, independent labor voice and former General President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on May 26 to discuss safety standards in workplaces after the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

Veteran Assistance Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jon Reiss, Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission spoke with America’s Work Force on April 28 to discuss how the commission has adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

More Attacks on Unions Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tom Buffenbarger former general president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 25 about heavy attacks on unions. Continue reading

The Future of Boeing Airlines Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tom Buffenbarger, former general president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and an Independent Labor Voice spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 28 about Boeing Airlines. Continue reading

Responsibility and Accountability Discussed on America’s Work Force

Tom Buffenbarger, former General President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers spoke with America’s Work Force Radio on Sept. 24 about the United States Department of Labor. Continue reading

Problems With Pensions was a Hot Topic on America’s Work Force

During the Feb. 26 edition of America’s Work Force, Tom Buffenbarger, former president on the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers discussed problems with protecting worker pensions.

IAM International Association of Machinists and Aerospace WorkersBuffenbarger spoke about how United Airlines filed for bankruptcy, because they couldn’t afford to pay out their workers pension plans, where a bankruptcy judge wiped the airline’s pension plan obligations, leaving the workers with nothing. He was talking about how unfair this is to the workers because they worked for, and earned these pensions just to have them stolen. Buffenbarger then expressed his worries for General Electric workers after their problems with the corporation investing worker pension money into businesses that ended up failing and losing the money. Lastly, he spoke about needing legislation to help protect worker pensions so they are not stolen by the company and given to the workers that earned them.

CCVSC Cuyahoga County Veterans Service CommissionJon Reiss, Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission executive director, spoke about the services that the CCVSC provides during his Feb. 26 appearance on AWF. Reiss said that the CCVSC is an emergency financial assistance program that helps veterans with mortgage, rent, car payments, food, and other monetary needs. They do not, however, help with taxes or insurance. Reiss mentioned that unless they already have a job, the veterans using the financial assistance program are required to attend the CCVSC job club to help them find a job and are required to maintain attendance until they are hired.



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