EPA employees look to regain ground under and environmentally conscious administration

Environmental causes received little attention from the Trump administration, as the Environmental Protection Agency was gutted. President Biden is expected to restore the agency.

As the EPA was neglected and those working within the agency were overwhelmed, their union was abused. American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 Steward Brian Kelly joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss what needs to be done to get the EPA back on track and the Flint water crisis. Continue reading

Environmental workers ready to get back to work under the Biden administration

After four years of neglect, those working for the Environmental Protection Agency are excited to get back on track with making progress towards protecting our environment under the Biden administration

American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 Vice President of Professional Development Loreen Targos discussed what needs to be done to restore the Great Lakes region and what resources workers need on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Midterm Election Results and EPA Discussed on America’s Work Force Radio

The results of the 2018 midterm elections and the Environmental Protection Agency were the hot button issues discussed on the Nov. 7 edition of America’s Work Force Radio.

Shaun Richman In These Times MagazineContributing writer with In These Times Magazine, Shaun Richman, discussed the midterm elections and what the outcomes mean for both parties. He talked about the U.S. economy and how its current direction will affect the working class. Richman also spoke about worker strikes and U.S. labor law reform.

Mike Mikulka AFGE Local 704 EPAThe President of AFGE Local 704, Mike Mikulka, talked about the steps that he believes need to be taken in order to revive the EPA, including a “back-to-basics” agenda. Mikulka spoke about how the agency has fought budget cuts over the past few years. He said there needs to be a larger focus on the EPA so the agency can keep the environment safe.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about negative campaigning, which he said caused some people to not vote because they did not know what information portrayed in the commercials was true or false.


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