Labor Day special: U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joins AWF

The U.S. has a union member at the helm of the Department of Labor for the first time in almost 50 years. Part of the department’s mission is to “foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States.” With a union member leading the way, many in the labor movement believe workers will be better represented than in recent years.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast on the special Labor Day edition. Secretary Walsh discussed his upbringing in a union household, being selected to serve as Labor Secretary, how the department of labor will improve the standing of workers, multiemployer pension plans and more. Continue reading

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown looks ahead to a labor-friendly administration

The United States looks to move forward with the inauguration of Joe Biden on Jan. 20, as the recent U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia will allow him to tackle his agenda head on.

United States Senator Sherrod Brown joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the recent insurrection and what the new administration will be able to accomplish moving forward. Continue reading