Enbridge Line 5 continues production despite threats from Gov. Whitmer

While the U.S. seeks to shift away from fossil fuels, the move must be made over time. Issues with the immediate shutdown of pipelines are rising and politicians are at a crossroads of protecting the environment and protecting jobs.

United Steelworkers Local 912 President Justin Donley is fighting to protect the work of his members at the Toledo Refinery in Toledo, Ohio, which processes light sweet crude from Enbridge Line 5. Donley joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss this ongoing issue and what it would do to certain regional economies in the midwest. Continue reading

USW fights for workers depending on Enbridge Line 5

As Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer attempts to halt the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, labor unions who represent workers on the pipeline are pushing back.

United Steelworkers National Rapid Response Coordinator Randie Pearson joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain what the Rapid Response program is and why Enbridge Line 5 is vital to their members. Continue reading

USW fearful 1,000 union jobs may disappear if Enbridge Line 5 is shut down

In Michigan, an environmental effort has been launched that could wind up costing 1,000 union jobs, all while other workplaces continue to fight for union representation.

United Steelworkers (USW) District 1 Director Donnie Blatt joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how one foundry is fighting to retain their collective bargaining rights and how the potential of losing 1,000 union jobs elsewhere. Continue reading