Massachusetts IBEW Locals combine efforts for more opportunities

With the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out throughout the U.S., people are getting back to work and life is returning to some sense of normalcy. Boston’s labor community is excited to see the rally after a year of shutdowns.

IBEW Local 103 Business Manager and Financial Secretary Lou Antonellis gave AWF Union Podcast listeners an update on what is happening in the Boston area, the benefits of President Biden’s infrastructure plan and combining efforts with IBEW Local 96 when he appeared on today’s episode. Continue reading

Melink Corporation encourages companies to invest in green technologies

With President Joe Biden winning the 2020 Presidential Election, the U.S. is moving towards being a producer of green energy. Companies are taking notice and are investing in green technologies.

One of the companies leading the way in green technology is the Melink Corporation. Melink Corporation CEO Steve Melink joined AWF Union Podcast to introduce the company, discuss the new infrastructure plan and more. Continue reading

Biden administration quickly moves to help the middle class with infrastructure, more

The Congressional Democrats and President Biden have been working diligently to provide relief to the American People. They also have their sights set on an infrastructure plan and other union-friendly legislation.

The AFL-CIO has made their voice clear on the progress made by the Biden administration. Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga discussed his pleasure with the progress and discussed what he would like to see happen next. Continue reading

Steelworkers launch campaign to encourage an infrastructure bill

Manufacturing has been leaving U.S. shores for decades as companies find places with little to no labor laws, leading to companies sending operations overseas for cheap labor.

America’s Work Force Union Podcast welcomed United Steelworkers International-Secretary John Shinn to discuss keeping manufacturing jobs in America. In addition to manufacturing, Shinn detailed what he and the USW would like to see in an infrastructure bill. Continue reading

Construction work set for a busy 2021 on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic

Labor groups are rejoicing in the Biden administrations quick actions, especially on pension relief and talk about a potential infrastructure plan in the near future.

Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Mike Knisley gave an update on the 2021 construction year for Ohio, pension relief being included in the COVID-19 relief bill, state and federal infrastructure plans and the need to pass the PRO Act on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

American Rescue Plan to provide funding for transportation, other industries

Financial relief has arrived for Americans and various infrastructure systems, such as the transportation industry that has taken a major hit since the beginning of the pandemic.

Just over a year since the pandemic began in the U.S., Jonna Huseman, Director of Communications for the Transportation Trades Department joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the specifics in the American Rescue Plan as they relate to transportation, and the importance of infrastructure investment. Continue reading

Labor leaders push for American made provision in infrastructure bill

With labor-friendly majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, many labor leaders are confident that President Biden will be able to sign labor law reforms as well as an infrastructure bill.

United Steelworkers District 1 Director Pat Gallagher explained the importance of passing the PRO Act and what the Goodyear Tire and Cooper Tire merger means for workers on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

U.S. moves closer to infrastructure bill with labor-friendly administration

Politicians at the national and state level have talked about modernizing the U.S. infrastructure system. Political differences and not wanting the other side to score points has prevented this much needed investment from moving forward. Labor groups are pushing forward to make it happen.

Americans for Transportation Mobility Executive Director Ed Mortimer discussed what the ATM has been doing to encourage infrastructure investment, the funding of infrastructure and how Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will be an ally in the Biden administration on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Laborers Local 860 combat distracted driving with awareness campaign

As the U.S. gears up for an infrastructure revamp, labor leaders are encouraging Americans to prepare for workers to be on the road working in dangerous settings.

Laborers Local 860 represents a large amount of road laborers, who will be completing much of the work in the Cleveland area. Their Business Manager and Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Liberatore Jr. joined AWF Union Podcast to talk about infrastructure and distracted driving. Continue reading

Infrastructure investments on the table as millions of Americans face unemployment

As millions of Americans are facing unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden sits in a unique position to help these people get back to work in infrastructure and manufacturing.

One trade and workforce stands prepared to take on work in both infrastructure and manufacturing. United Steelworkers General President Tom Conway discussed the importance of these investments and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading