As Congress passed a late night stimulus package, President-elect Biden continues to signal cabinet picks. Despite this, speculation still looms as to who will be tapped for labor secretary and commerce secretary.
After four years of having a National Labor Relations Board side with employers over workers, Joe Biden must make the board more labor-friendly
Labor Lawyer Joyce Goldstein, of Goldstein Gragel, LLC discussed the current anti-worker National Labor Relation Board (NLRB), the damage they have done to workers and how the Biden administration will work to make it more labor-friendly on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading →
Newly appointed Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers General President Gregory T. Revard provided his account of coming up through the ranks, his goals for the Insulators union and more on the Oct. 2 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast.Continue reading →
Sharon Johnson of The Progressive Magazine discussed essential workers during the pandemic, the hazardous conditions they have worked in and what workers can do to help themselves on the Sept. 21 edition of America’s Work Force Union Podcast.Continue reading →
Nonprofit Professional Employees Union Vice President of Organizing, Katie Parker appeared on the Aug. 19 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast to discuss the progress her union has made and their goals going forward.Continue reading →
With the Trump Administration stacking the National Labor Relations Board with anti-labor officials, Joyce Goldstein of Goldstein Gragel discussed the NLRB’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda on America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 14.Continue reading →
Jesse Case, secretary treasurer of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 238 spoke with America’s Work Force on April 24 to discuss unionizing campaign workers in Iowa.
Case spoke about why there is a need to unionize the campaign workers in Iowa, where Local 238 is located. He said that the workers are working long hours, sometimes in dangerous conditions, and need the help of unions to bargain with them. Case said that the campaign workers that they have organized are under his local, 238. Furthermore, he was proud to say that the Iowa democratic party recognized Teamsters Local 238 as the official campaign representative.
Case continued his interview speaking about the Teamsters union and how they have the infrastructure and size for bargaining nationwide. He said that the Teamsters are a diverse union with members in every county in Iowa, and members in every state in the public and private sectors.
Mark Naymik, analyst for Cleveland.com spoke with AWF on April 24 on a variety of topics. One recurring topic that Johnson spoke about was Cleveland City Councilman Ken Johnson and the ongoing investigation against him. Naymik reported that the FBI is now investigating Johnson, saying he is now required to turn over all of his receipts to see if how much compensation he is requesting matches up with what he actually spent. Also, he is now required to fill out and submit thorough expense reports.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about President Trump’s tariffs on washing machines and the effects of it. He said that as a result of the tariffs, the price of washing machines went up, as did drying machines.
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