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

Congressional candidate makes her case to union members

Hillary O’Connor Mueri is a labor-friendly candidate for OH-14 who appeared on the Aug. 31 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast to discuss her platform, her background as a Navy pilot and more. Continue reading

Refuting economic and healthcare claims made by the President

As President Trump touted a great American comeback for manufacturing in a recent trip to Ohio, Ryan Zamarripa of the Center for American Progress spoke about a memo sent out by the organization ahead of his visit. Continue reading

United States Meddling in Other Countries Business Discussed on America’s Work Force

On March 13, Dr. Jill Stein with the Green Party US joined America’s Work Force to discuss the issue of the United States involving themselves in other countries problems.

Dr. Jill SteinDr. Stein talked about the issue of the United States feeling the need to insert themselves into other countries business when the U.S. does not agree with what is happening. Using Venezuela as an example, she said the biggest issue is that no one asked for the U.S. to help, they just always intervene when they do not like what is going on. Dr. Stein said that another issue with this is that President Trump always talks about “America First,” but then spends time and resources on Venezuela when no help was requested. Lastly, she talked about the need for more news media outlets to provide an alternative point of view on political issues.

Marie D. GroshMarie Grosh, RN, MSN, CNP, LNHA and professor at Case Western Reserve spoke with America’s Work Force on March 13 about the healthcare quality in Ohio. She also discussed the need for more nurses to have clinical training to become board certified so that they can diagnose and treat patients.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the recent Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes and how more and more of them are being grounded even though the FAA has not explicitly stated that it needs to be done.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

Healthcare Then vs. Now Compared on America’s Work Force

On Feb. 27, Dr. Gary Freed, professor at the University of Michigan, discussed the similarities and differences between healthcare back in the 1970’s compared to now.

Dr. Gary FreedDr. Freed talked about the healthcare plan that President Richard Nixon proposed in the 1970’s and spoke about how there are some aspects to it that were the same as ObamaCare. Part of Obamacare said that employers with at least 50 employees are required to provide healthcare for them, but in Nixon’s plan, it required the employers to provide the healthcare to the employees even if there were less than 50 employees. He made other comparisons to President Nixon’s healthcare plan with ObamaCare, but the biggest difference in the political parties that proposed these plans are simple; Nixon’s was Republican and Obama’s was Democratic. Finally, Dr. Freed discussed single payer healthcare and the problems that he sees with it, but also a scenario where he sees it working out.

International Brotherhood of TeamstersJohn Murphy from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters spoke about the Butch-Lewis Act, which involves protecting pensions for workers and retirees. He also discussed why Republicans attack pensions. One of the reasons behind this is they believe that keeping pensions in place saves unions, and Republicans, generally speaking, do not stand for unions.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

New Year’s Resolutions on Energy and Efficiency Discussed on America’s Work Force

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel provided tips on how to save money on energy during the winter months on the Jan. 14 edition of America’s Work Force.

Dan Doron, Public Affairs Director with Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, discussed ways on how to be more energy efficient during the winter months to help save money on utility bills. Doron stated that utility users should be more aware of holes in walls, gaps between doors and floors, and covering them up to keep your energy use more efficient. He also mentioned checking your thermostat to make sure it is at an appropriate temperature and even setting it five degrees colder in the winter or five degrees warmer in the summer to save more money. Doron then talked about improving home energy efficiency in the new year by fixing holes in walls, checking your insulation, and changing furnace filters.

Human Resources Director, Kris Dzikas at Precision Valve and Automation discussed her company providing free health care to workers and their families. Dzikas described the benefits of having their health care provider in-house and how it is helping reduce absenteeism. She said that whenever a worker is not feeling well, they can receive a check up in the clinic, get treated, and get back to work. Dzikas stated that workers are being proactive with their health and are taking better care of themselves because of their in-house clinic.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about week three of the ongoing partial government shutdown and the effects it is having on the furloughed employees.

America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

Healthcare and Pre-Existing Conditions are Main Topics of Discussion on America’s Work Force Radio.

Midterm election results, healthcare and pre-existing conditions, and military advocacy were the hot topics of discussion on the Nov. 9 edition of AWF.

The Progressive Populist Jim CullenEditor of the Progressive Populist, Jim Cullen, discusses the current state of the republican party and what he calls “post-truth” world they are living in. He goes on to talk about how he believes President Trump lied when he said that he was going to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions and that the democrats would destroy medicare.

USAA Mike KellyAssistant Vice President and Military Advocate with the USAA, Mike Kelly, was the second featured guest and he talks about how others can help veterans. Kelly goes on to discuss the benefits of hiring veterans and how it can help reduce the unemployment rate. He concludes his time by talking about an active way to show your support for veterans with their #HonorThroughAction campaign.

Mary Jane TrappOhio’s 11th District Court of Appeals Judge, Mary Jane Trapp, was our third featured guest on AWF, as she discusses two court cases. One case uncovered details of a widow who was filing a lawsuit against Notre Dame Football, claiming they were responsible for her late-husband’s chronic brain injuries. The second case that Trapp discussed involves the Ohio State Bar Association and landlord agents not being permitted to file eviction actions.

America’s Work Force host Ed “Flash” Ferenc reviews the labor wins resulting from the midterm elections and the American Federation of Teachers continuing their fight against budget cuts in order to properly fund their programs.


America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.


International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers President Tom Buffenbarger Featured on America’s Work Force Radio

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers President was one of two featured guests on America’s Work Force Radio.

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Tom Buffenbarger

On Oct 23, Tom Buffenbarger, President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers made an appearance on the show to discuss healthcare and covering costs, and social security. He talks about the changes that are being made to the current healthcare policy right now and what the Republicans plan on changing in the future. He also discusses Maryland being named one of the wealthiest states  with the lowest poverty rate and talks about having efficient, engaged government workers.

Genworth Financial for Long Term Care

Our second featured guest was Gordon Saunders with Genworth Long Term Care. Saunders discusses the cost of long term care for the elderly to be increasing by two times the rate of inflation! He says the reason for the increase in supply and demand of workers and how much longer people are living. He finishes his time on the show by comparing the cost of care in home to the cost of care in a nursing home.

Show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talks about Richard Trumka and the AFL-CIO and also about standing behind pro-worker candidates this election regardless of their party.


America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.