Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO spent some time speaking with America’s Work Force on June 4, about the renegotiation of the new NAFTA agreement. Continue reading
On April 2, Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO joined America’s Work Force to discuss the newly proposed budget in Ohio.
Burga spoke about Governor Mike DeWine and his proposed gas tax and the purpose behind it. DeWine proposed an 18 cent gas tax increase so that Ohio could use the money to rebuild and improve state infrastructure. The Ohio House countered DeWine’s gas tax increase proposal by saying they will accept the gas tax be increased by 10.7 cents. Burga said that the good part about the gas tax increase is that it will be used to build or improve infrastructure, creating jobs for Ohio workers. Lastly, Burga talked about workers gaining more power by working collectively for change.
Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing spoke with America’s Work Force about keeping jobs in America. He talked about Chinese state-owned companies that are going around and underbidding companies in the United States by millions and performing shoddy work, costing the state more in the long-run to continue to use their business. He said, at first, using the lower bidding companies saves money, but costing more and more to maintain and improve as the years go on because of the poor quality of work that was done. Paul also talked about the new NAFTA, United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, and how he would like to see it include more protections for workers.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the 14 employees from the Plain Dealer who were laid off on April 1. In an obvious union busting move, 14 members of the News Guild lost their jobs at the Plain Dealer due to “downsizing”.
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On the Nov. 6 edition of AWF, host Ed “Flash” Ferenc welcomes Tim Burga and Jeffrey Miller as his two featured guests.
Tim Burga, President of the Ohio AFL-CIO, was the first guest on the show, discussing the midterm election. Burga reviews various union members on the ballots or holding office and how they are fighting for the working people and their collective voices to bargain for better wages, work conditions and pensions. He also talks about how the commercials being aired leading up to the midterms could be affecting voters opinions on certain candidates.
Jeffrey Miller, author of WWI Crusaders, came on the show to talk about the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) during World War 1 and how it helped feed 10 million starving people in German-occupied Belgium. He discusses the humanitarian crusaders and their four-year effort to keep Belgium and northern France civilians clothed and fed. His book will be available to purchase on Nov. 11. However, you can read a sample of it here.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc takes time to discuss birthright citizenship and the importance of going out and exercising your right to vote during the midterm election.