Promises Not Kept: Failure to Deliver on Massive Construction Project

Dan O’Brien, Author at Business Journal Daily, spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on May 19 to speak about the Business Journal and Pro Publica’s investigation into the seemingly abandoned Chill-Can campus project. Continue reading

Fight for Education Discussed on America’s Work Force

Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT) spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 18 to discuss teachers fighting for their student’s education. Continue reading

Grants to Purchase Books Discussed on America’s Work Force

Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 17 to discuss Ohio teachers receiving grants to purchase books for their classrooms. Continue reading

Fighting for Better Education Discussed on America’s Work Force

Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers (OTF) spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 19 about teachers fighting for better learning conditions for their students. Continue reading

Ohio Federation of Teachers Leads the Discussion Today on America’s Work Force

Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 15 on improving conditions in charter schools. Continue reading

Labor of Lunch Discussed on America’s Work Force

Jennifer Gaddis, assistant professor at UW-Madison and author of The Labor of Lunch spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 17 about getting better school lunches in schools. Continue reading

America’s Work Force Radio welcomes a new school year

Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers joined America’s Work Force on August 20 to discuss the beginning of another new school year. Continue reading

The Dirty Dozen Corporations Discussed on America’s Work Force

Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health spoke with America’s Work Force on May 21 about the United States “dirty dozen” companies.

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health NCOSH

Goldstein-Gelb spoke about the importance of workplace safety to allow workers to go to work, and come home safely with money in their pockets and no injuries sustained. She gave examples of corporations where injuries and deaths could have been prevented had the corporations followed OSHA standards. Goldstein-Gelb stated that workers should be properly trained and workplaces should be up to date on safety standards to ensure that the workers will be able to complete their jobs to the best of their abilities without having the high risk of injury or even death.

OFT-AFT Melissa Cropper

Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers spoke with AWF on May 21 to speak about the current state of public school funding formulas. She said that the current funding formula is only helping approximately 80 districts, leaving out all of the rest. Cropper mentioned that districts that have greater poverty problems are more likely to be flat funded, making them worse off than many other districts. She also discussed the new Ohio budget plan that did not include a new school funding formula, but talked more about wrap around funding for basic needs.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed Ford Motors cutting ten percent of their corporations salaried staff, and also House Bill 154, the Prioritizing Workers Act.



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