Supreme Court Justice takes stance on labor law, sends signals

The U.S. Supreme Court has altered labor law and how it is interpreted throughout the years. Some are now calling into question the stances certain Justices have taken and how they have influenced future cases.

Jenny Hunter, a labor lawyer, writer and consultant joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how one U.S. Supreme Court Justice has influenced labor law throughout the years.

She also discussed how President Biden can counter the GOP strategy of stacking courts with conservative-minded judges. Continue reading

Virginia moves up in Oxfam study on treatment of workers

Virginia AFL-CIO President Doris Crouse-Mays joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the state labor federation will improve the lives of workers and make Virginia a better place to work. She also talked about progress made to repeal anti-worker laws. Continue reading

Are OSHA fines and penalties enough to mandate worker?

Some companies choose whether or not to follow federal and state workplace safety regulations based on a mathematical calculation. Too often, penalties are so minor that it is cheaper for the company to break the law and pay the fines, rather than adequately address the safety or worker rights issue.

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale believes this is true, and he joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how companies base breaking rules and regulations on a simple financial calculation, he also made the case that more must be done to hold companies accountable. Continue reading

NLRB changes course, recognizes Contract-Bar Doctrine

On his first day in office, President Biden took swift action to restore the National Labor Relations Board into a group who supports workers and puts them on a level playing field.

President Biden’s decision to fire NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb was felt immediately, as the NLRB changed course and to side with workers in an April ruling. United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Assistant General Counsel Amanda Jaret joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss this and the Contract-Bar Doctrine. Continue reading

The Nation correspondent on SCOTUS nominations and term limits

Every so often, a president may get to nominate a new Supreme Court justice. The process has become highly political due to precedents set by Sen. Majority Leader McConnell and nominations of partisan ideologues by President Trump in order to swing the court into a massive conservative majority.

National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation Magazine John Nichols joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and why term limits for justices are viable. 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