After celebrating their retention of the House of Representatives and winning of the U.S. Senate and White House, Democrats are beginning to focus on campaign promises, including labor-friendly initiatives.
United Auto Workers Legislative Representative Desiree Hoffman explained what form of COVID-19 relief is coming and what Congress is doing to pass the PRO Act on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading →
While nationwide union density has increased since the beginning of the pandemic, unions are still under attack as corporations threaten to outsource labor.
IUE-CWA National Program Director Heather Atkinson discussed efforts to save union jobs at a lightbulb manufacturing plant in Ohio and what needs to be done by the federal government to enhance labor rights and make organizing easier. Continue reading →
President Biden has come out of the gates fast, signing a flurry of executive orders in his first weeks as president. Many of these orders seek to boost American manufacturing.
The AFL-CIO is heavily invested in these actions, as many workers along the American supply chain belong to AFL-CIO affiliated unions. Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss these orders and rebuilding our infrastructure. Continue reading →
Leo Gerard, former general president of the United Steelworkers spoke with America’s Work Force on March 4 about the differences in the healthcare systems of the United States and Canada. Continue reading →
Dorsey Hager, executive secretary-treasurer for the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 6 to discuss the progress of different projects in the Central Ohio area. Continue reading →