The south has been a difficult place for labor unions to thrive. While the political atmosphere remains fairly hostile towards unions, they are making ground in their organizing efforts.
Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Aguilar has seen just about every level of the union world, from pre-apprenticeship to his new position within the state labor federation. He joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss what they are doing to spur job creation and how their pre-apprenticeship programs are helping the state’s working people. Continue reading
Communities have seen the benefits of promoting building trades careers among local youths. The apprenticeship model works well for those not wanting to take on the burden of student debt.
Community Services Agency Client Services Coordinator Sylvia Casaro Dietert explained what they are doing in the D.C metro area to promote building trades careers on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager discussed construction amidst the pandemic, pre-apprenticeship programs and more on the Aug. 7 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast. Continue reading