National Employment Law Project Worker Health and Safety Program Director Debbie Berkowitz discussed the lack of enforcement by OSHA, poor COVID-19 data collection and more on the Sept. 15 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Co-Executive Director Marcy Goldstein-Gelb discussed wrongful firings of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, employer retaliation and more on the Sept. 14 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
United Auto Workers Legislative Director Josh Nassar discussed Joe Biden visiting a UAW facility, potential COVID-19 relief and more on the Sept. 10 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
Tom Germuska, Jr., editor of The Labor Citizen spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 12 to discuss the upcoming edition of the labor-focused publication. Continue reading
Peter Dooley of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health discussed safely returning to work with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 4. Continue reading
Dr. Jill Stein, two time presidential candidate of the Green Party spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 10 about holding corporations accountable and the Black Lives Matter movement. Continue reading
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 4 about attacks on workers demanding better workplace protections. Continue reading
Rick Dvorak, retired compliance, safety and health officer with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 31 to discuss safety standards in work places. Continue reading
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association spoke with America’s Work Force on April 30 about increasing teacher’s wages to adjust to inflation.
Garcia first spoke about teacher salaries throughout the United States and how it has not been keeping up with the rate of inflation. She said that the average teacher salary is down four percent in the past decade after accounting in the inflation rate. Because of this, a large amount of teachers have been forced to find a second or, in some causes, third job in order to make ends meet. Furthermore, the profession is having a hard time attracting people into it and having a harder time retaining teachers. Garcia also talked about the problems with charter schools and how they are drastically affecting funding for public schools.
America’s Work Force host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed Workers Memorial Day which honors all those who lost their lives on the job, and when OSHA became a law. Ferenc then talked about President Trump’s OSHA board is rolling back standards, putting workers at risk while on the job.