As the energy sector begins to move away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources, building trades unions and affiliated contractors will have to invest resources into preparing members to perform this new work.
While much of the work is currently performed by non-union tradesmen and tradeswomen, NXTGEN Clean Energy Solutions Founder Russ Bates believes the industry can be captured by union labor. He discussed the industry and where it is heading on the AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading →
The work of legislative staff is often overlooked. These people work hard to steer legislation and policy while also acting as the point of contact who schedules appearances and connects the public with their representatives.
IBEW Local 89 Business Representative and Organizer Tony Ruiz joined AWF Union Podcast with legislative aide to Oregon State Senator Michael Dembrow Logan Gilles to provide an update on an organizing drive and why legislative staff deserve workplace representation. Continue reading →
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 38 President Mike Muzic gave an update on what Local 38 did with regards to member protection during the pandemic, how the apprenticeship program has been affected, upcoming projects in northeast Ohio and more on the Sept. 8 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast.Continue reading →
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 Business Manager Financial Secretary Lou Antonellis discussed jobsite safety, a resiliency fund and more on America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 5.Continue reading →
Ed Hill, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers International President Emeritus was remembered on America’s Work Force Radio.
Former IBEW Secretary Treasurer Sam Chilia appeared on AWF to discuss the recent passing of Hill. Chilia, who worked alongside Hill, paid his respects to his friend and colleague, who passed away on Dec. 3. Chilia reflected on Hill’s life, talked about his involvement with IBEW Local 712 in Beaver Creek, Pa., and his passion and drive to support his members. As IBEW International President, Hill worked tirelessly to ensure there were jobs available for his members.
Author Andrew Gause was also a guest on the Dec. 4 edition of America’s Work Force Radio.
Gause, who wrote Uncle Sam Cooks the Books, discussed the U.S. national debt crisis, which he said is becoming exponentially worse. He also spoke about the rising student debt crisis. Student debt currently represents a larger amount of debt nationwide than credit card debt. Gause explained President Richard Nixon’s actions in 1971 to end dollar convertibility to gold, and the effect of tax cuts on certain areas of the US.
America’s Work Force Radio show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement signing ceremony and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s opinion on the deal.
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