Scott Vance, CEO and executive director of Union Sportsmen’s Alliance spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 1 about efforts to preserve America’s parks.
Vance began his time with AWF explaining what the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is all about. He said that they work to preserve and improve America’s park infrastructure, such as docks, boat piers, park benches, picnic tables and park bathrooms. Vance said that there is a 14 billion dollar backlog to improve America’s parks and they are in desperate need of improvements. One of the major reasons they do what they do is to allow children and families to have access to a safe, clean and pleasant recreation area outside and have people experience the outdoors rather than avoiding it. The organization is currently working in underprivileged and underfunded areas right now to give kids the chance at a recreational area they had never really had the chance to experience before. Lastly, he talked about how they work to preserve outdoor heritage by providing firearm safety lessons, and expose kids to fishing and hunting.
Tim Burga, President of the Ohio AFL-CIO spoke with AWF on Oct 1 about Ohio House Bill 6, the nuclear bailout bill. He explained that the AFL-CIO back the bill because it provided good union jobs, fossil fuel free energy and it put $125 million into appropriations for renewable energy. Burga also talked about the upcoming Democratic debate, which are to be held at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. He said that they will be discussing economic ideas and plans, wage raises and protection of social security, pensions and medicare.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the General Motors strike and how GM is hiring scab labor at plants in Texas and Missouri. Flash also touched on Chicago teachers union authorizing a strike.