Union rights coming under attack thanks to uber-conservative SCOTUS

With a newly solidified conservative Supreme Court majority, many in labor feel anti-union rulings could be coming and pro-labor rulings may be reversed.

Professor of criminal justice and sociology at the City University of New York and contributor to The Nation Magazine Nathan Newman discussed a few potential SCOTUS rulings and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

The Nation correspondent on SCOTUS nominations and term limits

Every so often, a president may get to nominate a new Supreme Court justice. The process has become highly political due to precedents set by Sen. Majority Leader McConnell and nominations of partisan ideologues by President Trump in order to swing the court into a massive conservative majority.

National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation Magazine John Nichols joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and why term limits for justices are viable. Continue reading

Labor Lawyer Joyce Goldstein on the effects of another anti-worker SCOTUS justice

With the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, labor rights issues stand in limbo, as President Trump plans to nominate a hard line conservative, who has ruled in favor of corporate interests in previous cases. Continue reading

Progressive Populist editor blasts hypocrisy of Senate Republicans

With the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many Senate Republicans are being called out for past comments and their sudden willingness to hold a vote on a new justice this close to a presidential election. Progressive Populist Editor Jim Cullen dove into these words on AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

UAW Rep. analyzes congressional priorities and how a Biden-Harris admin. will look

United Auto Workers International Representative Desiree Hoffman joined Ed “Flash” Ferenc on the Oct. 8 edition of AWF Union Podcast. They spoke about the new Supreme Court nomination made in the wake of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Vice Presidential debate and the likelihood of another COVID-19 stimulus package. Continue reading

AFL-CIO discusses USPS issues and when workers will see COVID-19 relief

AFL-CIO Director of Government Affairs Bill Samuel discussed how the United States Postal Service will operate as the election nears, where we are on COVID-19 relief legislation and more on the Sept. 24 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Former IAM GP on how Nikki Haley ravaged South Carolina

Former International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers General President Tom Buffenbarger voiced his concerns about appointing a new Supreme Court Justice this close to an election, how Boeing took advantage of South Carolina and more on the Sept. 22 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading