Economy after President Biden’s first year is the strongest in decades

Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, accomplishments of the Biden Administration during the President’s first year in office and Ohio’s redistricting maps. Continue reading

Minnesota’s budget surplus could be a perfect infrastructure investment

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 49 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Jason George joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss Minnesota’s recently announced $7.7 billion surplus, and why much of this money should be invested into the state’s infrastructure. Continue reading

Infrastructure bill will create electrical jobs to install charging stations

Doug Nelson, Business Manager and Financial Secretary of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 223, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the infrastructure bill and what it will mean for Massachusetts. Continue reading

Infrastructure bill will increase passenger rail, broadband in Ohio

Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the recently signed infrastructure bill, particularly as it pertains to expanding Amtrak and broadband internet capabilities. Continue reading

Infrastructure bill could accelerate Illinois’ economic recovery from COVID-19

Illinois AFL-CIO President Tim Drea joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the economy of Illinois is steadily recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, a trend that is expected to continue thanks to the infrastructure bill recently signed by President Biden. Continue reading

Most union-endorsed candidates in central Ohio won on Election Day

Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the results of the Nov. 2 General Election and its implications for union members in central Ohio. Continue reading

Sen. Brown: Major legislation likely to pass by Thanksgiving

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the likelihood of Congress passing two major bills by Thanksgiving. Brown acknowledged the process can be maddening, but he is confident both the infrastructure bill and the budget reconciliation bill will successfully reach President Biden’s desk by the end of the month. Continue reading

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh understands the challenges workers face

Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 11 Business Manager Dennis Desmond joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the current pro-union climate in Washington that has been fostered by the Biden Administration, including the appointment of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, who has a strong union background as a member of LiUNA and as the former head of the Greater Boston Building Trades Unions Continue reading

Apprenticeship programs expand to meet job market demand

Barry Davies, Business Manager and Financial Secretary/Treasurer of Ironworkers Local 512, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the Ironworkers apprenticeship program has grown and evolved.

He also discussed the likelihood of the $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill eventually passing and if it passes, whether the Ironworkers will be able to meet the increased demand for skilled workers. Continue reading