Reviewing the Biden administration’s plan to address the supply chain crisis

AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dan Duncan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss efforts by the Biden Administration to solve the current supply chain crisis. Continue reading

U.S. supply chain problems are the result of outsourcing the nation’s manufacturing

Tom Buffenbarger, an independent labor voice for America’s Work Force Union Podcast, joined the show to discuss issues with the supply chain and its effects on American manufacturing, including an upcoming shortage of magnesium that is key raw material used in the production of aluminum. Continue reading

Supply chain crisis exacerbated by misclassification of truckers

Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO President Greg Regan joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the supply chain crisis and how the misclassification of workers contributes to the bottleneck clogging U.S. ports. Continue reading

Fewer ships are flying the U.S. flag. What does this mean for America?

Many American cargo ships are fleeing the U.S. merchant marine in favor of countries with less regulations and lower paid workers. As a result, fewer ships are flying under the U.S. flag. That creates a national security crisis and can hold the transport of American goods hostage to foreign ship owners. Even the Defense Department may not be able to access the goods it needs due to a lack of American ships.

Don Marcus, President of the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the fight to keep the American flag on merchant ships to protect jobs, maintain the flow of American shipping goods and protect national security.

He also discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected maritime workers, as well as his recent visit to the White House to hear President Biden speak during a Labor Day event. Continue reading

AGC official on the benefits of funding infrastructure

Associated General Contractors of America Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives Brian Turmail discussed funding for infrastructure construction and how we can put people back to work on the Sept. 28 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading