Appalachia is a region of the U.S. that helped shape the entire country. However, the region has fallen behind and almost seems to be stuck in time due to high rates of poverty and companies leaving the area.
Policy Matters Ohio and Reimagine Appalachia are working to restore the region and bring jobs back to the area. Policy Matters Ohio Senior Researcher Amanda Woodrum detailed the regional problems and some potential solutions on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
Many Americans are struggling to make ends meet, as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken jobs, leaving people without an income. While this is happening, payday lenders continue to take advantage of people.
Policy Matters Ohio Project Director Kalitha Williams discussed how the Biden administration may be able to rein in these payday lenders and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a presence throughout the country, Americans who have come under financial stress have turned to payday lending after losing their source of income.
Policy Matters Ohio Project Director of Asset Building Kalitha Williams discussed the various types of short term loans, how they affect consumers and what is being done to make these loans more fair on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
The Trump administration has worked behind the scenes to rollback protections for workers, leaving the incoming Biden administration plenty of work to do.
Policy Matters Ohio Research Director Zach Schiller told the America’s Work Force Union Podcast audience that President-elect Biden will have an uphill battle trying to restore and implement many protections for workers. He also analyzed how the Trump administration has hurt workers. Continue reading
Policy Matters Ohio researcher Michael Shields talked about how Ohio workers are dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, how workers can protect their wages and more on the Sept. 21 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
With Appalachia being a region that has fallen behind in terms of progress compared to other regions, Caitlin Johnson of Policy Matters Ohio discussed a new coalition called Reimagine Appalachia on the Aug. 13 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast. Continue reading
Legislative Director of the United Auto Workers, Josh Nassar spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 9 to explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the United States economy. Continue reading
Kalitha Williams, Senior Project Director of Policy Matters Ohio spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 11 about the Minority Health Strike Force and racial disparities. Continue reading
Michael Shields, Researcher for Policy Matters Ohio spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on May 14 to speak about underpaid workers. Continue reading
Mike Shields, Researcher for Policy Matters Ohio spoke with America’s Work Force on April 9 to discuss the dangers of prison overcrowding during a pandemic. Continue reading