Labor community focuses on soon to be vacant Ohio Senate seat

Ohio will soon become one of the political centers of the U.S. as U.S. Senator Rob Portman has announced his retirement upon completion of his current term. This gives Ohioans an opportunity to elect a worker-friendly Senator.

North Coast Area Labor Federation Secretary Treasurer Davida Russell joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the upcoming Senate race. She also weighed in on voting rights legislation, Social Security and more. Continue reading

U.S. Senators find bipartisan solution to domestic manufacturing issues

Foreign countries have been taking advantage of relaxed trade laws for decades. Thankfully, it has become a bipartisan issue to close loopholes and write legislation putting the U.S. back on track.

North Coast Area Labor Federation President Pat Gallagher discussed bipartisan legislation being introduced, a new iron ore plant in Toledo, Ohio and why it is crucial to get bipartisan support for the PRO Act on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Chinese manufacturing has dominated in recent decades, the U.S. has the chance to take back the title

With a new government coming in, hope is given to those who would like to see the once great manufacturing industry return to the U.S. in order to make the U.S. a wealthier nation.

North Coast Area Labor Federation (NCALF) President and United Steelworkers (USW) Sub-District 1 Director Pat Gallagher joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the Biden administration can restore American manufacturing dominance and more. Continue reading

USW and NCALF leader feels union enthusiasm from President-elect Biden

Under the Trump administration many union leaders have signaled that the labor movement has been slowed down. They have newfound hope from President-elect Biden, who some say will be the most union-friendly president in decades.

United Steelworkers (USW) District 1 Director and North Coast Area Labor Federation (NCALF) President Pat Gallagher discussed increased enthusiasm for unions under President-elect Biden, how union members voted and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading