HFIAW LMCT Executive Director discusses the advantages of apprenticeship programs

Pete Ielmini of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust, Pete Ielmini joined America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 22 to discuss apprenticeships and the trades as a viable career option. Continue reading

Transportation Trades Department President Speaks About the Importance of Investing in Infrastructure.

Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 22 about the importance of the United States investing in its infrastructure. Continue reading

Dependency on China for Generic Drugs

Rosemary Gibson, author of “China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine” spoke with America’s Work Force on March 25 to discuss how the United States reliance on China negatively impacts the U.S. Continue reading

Smarter Government Discussed on America’s Work Force

Martin O’Malley, former Mayor of Baltimore and author of the book “Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age” spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 26 about governments keeping up with the technology of the times. Continue reading

The History of Women’s Suffrage Discussed on America’s Work Force

Johanna Neuman, author of “And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote,” spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 22 about his book and the history of women’s suffrage. Continue reading

Butch-Lewis Act Discussed on America’s Work Force

John Murphy, at-large international vice president and secretary-treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union 122 spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 19 to discuss the Butch-Lewis Act. Continue reading

Differences Between NAFTA and the USMCA Discussed on America’s Work Force

Mike Dolan, legislative representative for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 25 about the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) Continue reading

Lowering the Age of Interstate Trucking Discussed on America’s Work Force

Samuel Loesche, legislative representative with International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 122 spoke with America’s Work Force on May 22 to discuss lowering the age of interstate truck drivers. Continue reading

Unionizing Campaign Workers Discussed on America’s Work Force

Jesse Case, secretary treasurer of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 238 spoke with America’s Work Force on April 24 to discuss unionizing campaign workers in Iowa.

Case spoke about why there is a need to unionize the campaign workers in Iowa, where Local 238 is located. He said that the workers are working long hours, sometimes in dangerous conditions, and need the help of unions to bargain with them. Case said that the campaign workers that they have organized are under his local, 238. Furthermore, he was proud to say that the Iowa democratic party recognized Teamsters Local 238 as the official campaign representative.

Case continued his interview speaking about the Teamsters union and how they have the infrastructure and size for bargaining nationwide. He said that the Teamsters are a diverse union with members in every county in Iowa, and members in every state in the public and private sectors.

 

Mark Naymik, analyst for Cleveland.com spoke with AWF on April 24 on a variety of topics. One recurring topic that Johnson spoke about was Cleveland City Councilman Ken Johnson and the ongoing investigation against him. Naymik reported that the FBI is now investigating Johnson, saying he is now required to turn over all of his receipts to see if how much compensation he is requesting matches up with what he actually spent. Also, he is now required to fill out and submit thorough expense reports.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about President Trump’s tariffs on washing machines and the effects of it. He said that as a result of the tariffs, the price of washing machines went up, as did drying machines.



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