Daniel Goldberg, Legal Director for the Alliance for Justice spoke with America’s Work Force on Thursday, August 1 about public figures being held accountable for their words and actions. Continue reading
On April 15, Representative Tom Patton (D-OH) spoke with America’s Work Force on Ohio’s newly approved transportation budget.
Patton first talked about the gas tax increase of 10.5 cents per gallon of gas that will be enforced starting in July. He said that the money from the gas taxes will go to helping repair bridges in Ohio that are in desperate need of maintenance. Patton then went on to talk about the red light camera bill, which he is not in favor of. He said the bill will allow cameras to be set up on traffic poles, take videos of people breaking traffic laws, and send them a ticket within 30 days of the traffic violation. Patton does not like the idea because he said that people likely won’t learn anything anything from it and that it does not teach the same type of lesson that having an actual police officer pull someone over and ticket them would.
Mike Muzik, executive board with IBEW Local 38 Cleveland also spoke to AWF on April 15. Muzik talked about electrical workers in Cleveland and jobs they have been working on. He also talked about apprenticeships and how it is a viable option for a career. Apprentices earn a livable wage and receive benefits while learning their trade on the jobsite, gathering no student debt, unlike college.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Bernie Sanders speaking at the General Motors, Lordstown, Ohio plant.
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Tom Patton and BF Nagy were featured as guests on America’s Work Force Radio.
On Oct. 15, Tom Patton, state representative for Ohio was featured on the show to discuss Issue 1 in Ohio and clarify the good and the bad about it. He also talks about bringing in more younger people into the trades. When speaking about Issue 1, Patton stressed how important it is to help people get drug treatment rather than incarcerating them, especially if they are non-violent, young, and clearly are in need of help. It is much cheaper to the tax payers to have someone receive drug treatment rather than incarcerating them and not even helping fix their addiction. The second topic that Patton discusses is bringing more attention to the trades and apprenticeships. He talks about the benefits and opportunities that come with apprenticeships and how they should be advertised more so students who are uninterested in college or have trades-related skills know there are options for them out there.
Bruce Nagy is an author on many pieces that talk about clean energy and green technology. One thing that Nagy was talking about was how trades are beginning to go green by using cleaner energy sources. Nagy also talks about the higher acceptance of electric powered vehicles and how there is a higher demand for them. The last thing that he discussed during his time on the show is Brad Pitt financing the design and rebuilding of storm-resistant and affordable homes in New Orleans after Katrina hit.
Show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc also discussed the upcoming clean energy age, the Climate Reality Project, unions needing more people to get involved, and how the economy has fluctuated during President Trump’s first 18 months in office.