Laborers International Union of North America regional research manager for Minnesota and North Dakota Lucas Franco talked about transitioning from fossil fuel usage to renewable energies and how it can impact local workers and economies on the Sept. 14 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
General President of The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Terry O’Sullivan, spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 13 to discuss pipeline and infrastructure issues in the United States. Continue reading
Jim Williams, Jr., General Vice President At-Large/Organizing for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 8 about multiemployer pension plans. Continue reading
Andrew Tinkham, outreach and education specialist with the Ohio Consumers Counsel spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 13 to discuss unwanted, automatic calls being received. Continue reading
Terry O’Sullivan, general president of Laborer’s International Union of North America (LIUNA) spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 6 about America’s diminishing infrastructure. Continue reading
Andrew Tinkham, senior outreach and education program specialist with the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 9 about people changing their gas companies and saving money on their contracts. Continue reading
Andrew Tinkham, senior outreach and education specialist with the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel spoke with America’s Work Force on July 8 about Ohio House Bill 6. Continue reading
Terry O’Sullivan, general president of Laborers’ International Union of North America spoke with America’s Work Force on June 10 about improving and repairing America’s infrastructure. Continue reading
Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), spoke with America’s Work Force on May 13 about infrastructure improvements across the United States.
O’Sullivan spoke about a recent highway bill, passed in 2015, that put $305 billion towards infrastructure improvements and repairs over five years, and how it was not nearly enough money. After President Trump and congress labeled infrastructure improvements a top priority, O’Sullivan would still like to see more action by the president to prove these claims, such as allocating more money for infrastructure. He then addressed re-authorizing the highway bill in 2020 to keep pushing to improve the status of America’s failing infrastructure. O’Sullivan also talked about the need to address climate change and realistic and efficient forms of renewable energy.
Dan Doron, public affairs director with the Ohio Consumers Counsel spoke about First Energy Solutions asking for a bailout or they will be forced to shut down their power plants. If they have to shut down their plants, they claim that it will cost people more money because it will be expensive to have to transition to a different source of power, when in fact in the long run, it would be cheaper for the taxpayer. Doron also talks about utility line warranties and how some utility companies base warranties off of current condition of power lines in the neighborhood, how often they go down, and the environment surrounding the lines. He said that consumers need to do their research before selecting a warranty plan because some warranties do not cover pre-existing issues in the neighborhood.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the tariffs on aluminum and steel in the United States and how President Trump is saying that they are advantageous for the U.S.
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The General President of Laborers’ International Union of North America, Terry O’Sullivan, talked about the results on the 2018 midterm election on America’s Work Force Radio.
O’Sullivan, the head of LIUNA, said Democrats, by virtue of regaining control of the House of Representatives, will have a larger voice on reforms and other legislation. He spoke about President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, which he believes will lead to changes in the nation’s immigration laws.
Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek appeared on the Nov. 19 edition of AWF and discussed the need to elect people who will look out for the working class and protect Medicare, Medicaid and pensions. Elected officials, Polensek felt, must focus on bringing more jobs back to the U.S. from overseas. He talked about a proposal to reduce the size of Cleveland City Council from 17 down to nine members and the benefits associated with such change.
America’s Work Force Radio host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed how the “Fight for $15” helps families. Ferenc also talked about the need to restoring voter and voting rights.