In these modern times, the definition of infrastructure has changed. Infrastructure is no longer limited to roads and bridges, but now includes communications systems, the electrical grid and access to quality internet.
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) are advocating for a sweeping infrastructure plan that includes state-of-the-art communication systems. CWA District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews described what he believes should be included in a federal infrastructure bill and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading →
Throughout the U.S., state governments with a Republican majority have worked to pass laws that many in the labor movement believe limits the ability to vote.
Communications Workers of America District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews explained what the federal government is doing to stop these restrictive laws. He also discussed Ohio-centric issues, such as a plant threatening to close production and a bill to keep call center jobs in the state. Continue reading →
Communications workers have been seeing their work head overseas for decades. According to some in the industry, lawmakers are finally catching on and looking for ways to punish companies who move operations overseas.
The incoming administration will have their hands full with finding ways to right the wrongs at the National Labor Relations Board, provide relief to Americans and more.
Communications Workers of America District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews discussed what he expects from the incoming Biden administration, how CWA members are faring in California and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading →
Dave Wondolowski, executive secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, spoke with America’s Work Force on March 10 to discuss the Sherwin Williams Project in Cleveland. Continue reading →
Frank Mathews, CWA District 4 Administrative Director, provided an update on AT&T Midwest jobs during his Dec. 11 appearance on America’s Work Force Radio.
Mathews said AT&T received a tax cut and he hoped they would create more jobs with the extra funds. Instead of creating jobs, AT&T ended up cutting thousands of jobs through offshoring and outsourcing. He then explained the importance of holding corporations accountable for their actions. Mathews spoke about current legislation in Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Dave Wondolowski from the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council joined America’s Work Force Radio and talked about how apprenticeship programs affiliated with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council were praised for their high quality of training. He explained the affiliated apprenticeship programs are all self-funded. Wondolowski talked about the recent Cleveland Building Trades Apprenticeship Fair, which had a record turnout, as more than 300 people attended the fair to learn about the opportunities provided by the trades. He also spoke about the importance of enforcing Project Labor Agreements and Prevailing Wage.
Ed “Flash” Ferenc, host of AWF, discussed the recent lame duck legislation in Wisconsin, as well as the Trump administration’s new attack against collective bargaining agreements.
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