Jeet Heer, national affairs correspondent for The Nation spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on May 21 to discuss how President Trump has been absent during this time of crisis. Continue reading
Ken Klippenstein, reporter for The Nation spoke with America’s Work Force on April 16 to discuss his article “The Military Knew Years Ago That a Coronavirus Was Coming”. Continue reading
Pat Gallagher, District Director with the United Steelworkers and the United Labor Agency spoke with America’s Work Force on March 19 to discuss how the Coronavirus is affecting unions. Continue reading
Jesse Eisinger, author of “The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives,” spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 16 about his book. Continue reading
John Murphy, at-large international vice president and secretary-treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union 122 spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 19 to discuss the Butch-Lewis Act. Continue reading
Pat Gallagher, with United Steelworkers, joined America’s Work Force on Nov. 21 to discuss endorsing candidates in the next election. Continue reading
Robin Steinberg, founder and CEO of the Bail Project joined America’s Work Force on Oct. 17 to discuss what her organization does and why they do it. Continue reading
Zachary Siegal, contributing writer with the Nation Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 19 about single payer healthcare. Continue reading
Deb Kline, director of Cleveland Jobs With Justice spoke with America’s Work Force on May 16 to discuss worker victories.
Kline discussed janitors in Ohio victory and receiving a wage increase. Janitors with Service Employees International Union (SEUI) Local 1 had a historic victory where workers ratified a new contract that would lay the groundwork to pave the way to $15 hourly wages. She also talked about the spring celebration for Cleveland Jobs With Justice which will recognize activists who have pushed for change and Jobs With Justice victories over the last year.
Pat Gallagher, sub-district director of United Steelworkers District 1 spoke with AWF about the USW’s contract renewal with the Jack Casino. He talked about how the first contract they had signed with the Jack Casino will end on June 19, so they are beginning negotiations for a new contract. Gallagher also discussed the steel and aluminum tariffs on China have created nearly 12,000 jobs in the United States.
Kris LaGrange, host of the UCOMM Blog, also spoke with AWF on May 16. LaGrange discussed Delta airlines posting anti-union posters, telling workers they are better off spending their hard earned money on gaming consoles rather than union dues. He also talked about FaceBook content reviewers and how high the turnover for that job is.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed President Trump’s attempts to change the rules on how poverty in calculated.
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On today’s broadcast, we had Patrick Gallagher from District 1 United Steelworker, speaking on behalf of the North Coast Labor Federation, and Dr. Adam Gaffney. Mr. Gallagher talks about the steel tariffs and how they are not as bad as people are making them out to be, right to work, and steel contract negotiations. Dr. Gaffney talks about how single-payer healthcare is a bargain, contrary to reports saying that it is “unfeasible”, and how it can actually produce savings. Along with this, the Harley Davidson boycott is discussed.