UAW encourages COVID-19 relief from Congress and President Biden

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

Good-paying, Union jobs at stake in Ohio as Walmart stands back

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

Ohio AFL-CIO seeks advancement of the PRO Act and more under President Biden

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

Work Progress in Central Ohio Discussed on America’s Work Force

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

Dangers of Vaping Discussed on America’s Work Force

Jennifer Cofer, cancer prevention and control platform at the MD Anderson Cancer Center spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 24 to discuss the dangers of using vape products. Continue reading