U.S. supply chain problems are the result of outsourcing the nation’s manufacturing

Tom Buffenbarger, an independent labor voice for America’s Work Force Union Podcast, joined the show to discuss issues with the supply chain and its effects on American manufacturing, including an upcoming shortage of magnesium that is key raw material used in the production of aluminum. Continue reading

Biden administration encourages purchase of American-made goods

The federal government spends large amounts of money purchasing new equipment, preparing reserves and standing ready to help the American people. The Biden White House is ensuring these purchases support American workers and American business.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters are the established professionals when it comes to warehousing and transportation of goods within the U.S. Teamsters Legislative Representative Mike Dolan advocated for an investment of American made goods on the AWF Union Podcast. He also explained how the Biden administration is making the investment happen. Continue reading

Reviving manufacturing in a post-pandemic America

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged throughout the U.S., manufacturers were forced to slow or halt production of numerous goods. Compared to last year, people are purchasing more products, causing an increase in demand for manufactured goods.

The U.S. manufacturing industry is bouncing back as the pandemic subsides in America. Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss American manufacturing, supply issues and more. Continue reading

China increases influence in U.S. through land purchases

China has greatly increased its influence throughout the world in recent decades. Companies and governments are taking notice and are taking action to counteract it or take advantage of it.

Coalition for a Prosperous America Industry Analyst Ken Rapoza has been studying the issue and spoke at length about it on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He discussed Chinese influence on meat production, Tesla’s interest in China and more. Continue reading

Senators seek punishment for companies outsourcing manufacturing

Democratic and labor-friendly senators and representatives are working to take advantage of the their majority in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, while they have it.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is standing up for working people by voting for legislation to help them on the job. He joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the expansion of manufacturing hubs and to talk about a plant in Ohio that is laying workers off with plans for more antiworker action. Continue reading

Reshoring the drugs manufacturing industry from China

China has dominated the antibiotic supply chain for decades. Their abundance of resources and lack of labor law make the country ideal for cheap production of drugs, resulting in larger profits.

Rosemary Gibson, an expert on the subject and author of “China Rx,” joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss how China has become a leading producer of the drugs, how the U.S. can bring manufacturing of drugs back on shore and more. Continue reading

Unions push back against restrictive elections legislation

Throughout the U.S., state governments with a Republican majority have worked to pass laws that many in the labor movement believe limits the ability to vote.

Communications Workers of America District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews explained what the federal government is doing to stop these restrictive laws. He also discussed Ohio-centric issues, such as a plant threatening to close production and a bill to keep call center jobs in the state. Continue reading

Ending U.S. dependency on foreign supply chain will help reshore jobs

For far too long, the U.S. has depended on outsourcing manufacturing, as companies attempt to save money by sending work overseas where they exploit workers. The pandemic taught the U.S. the hard way as to why we shouldn’t be so reliant on other countries. It became incredibly difficult for the U.S. to receive masks from China, our major supplier for medical supplies, because of the high demand during a pandemic.

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul spoke with the AWF Union Podcast about bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. and keeping jobs onshore. Continue reading

The American Legion remembers Pearl Harbor survivor who tells his story to this day

The U.S. consumer market has been dependent on China for quite some time. This dependence has since slipped into some U.S. governmental operations.

American Legion Director of Media and Communications Jeff Stoffer discussed the dangers of Chinese dependence and told the story of a Pearl Harbor survivor on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Alliance for American Manufacturing President touts manufacturing jobs numbers

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul joined Ed “Flash” Ferenc on the Oct. 5 edition of America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss reshoring manufacturing jobs in the United States.

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