California labor groups work to fend off gubernatorial recall

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a recall following his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state has seen a recall before, and the labor community is once again speaking out.

The California Labor Federation is leading the charge in the statewide effort to help Newsom retain his position. California Labor Federation Communications Director Steve Smith discussed the recall on the AWF Union Podcast. He also discussed how workplace protections are changing in California, including protections for gig workers. Continue reading

Labor writer examines the negative affects of California’s Proposition 22

With the recent passing of Proposition 22 in California, action is expected to attempt to reverse the anti-worker, pro-employer legislation.

The Nation Contributing writer Wilfred Chan discussed how the passing of Proposition 22 is set to affect gig workers in California and how various organizations are fighting back against the legislation 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