The warehouse labor economy — a new normal for American jobs?

As many as four million workers work in warehouses throughout the U.S., many mislabeled as temporary workers, according to “The Warehouse Archipelago,” an exposé published in the American Prospect. Many of these workers are misclassified as temporary workers, as they are paid poorly and often work in unsafe conditions.

John Lippert, a journalist for the American Prospect and co-author of “The Warehouse Archipelago,” joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the conditions faced by warehouse workers and other labor concerns. Continue reading

Investing in infrastructure beyond just roads and bridges

With the Biden administration slowly releasing details of a comprehensive infrastructure plan, it is becoming more clear what will be included and how it will be paid for.

One person keeping a close eye on the plan and its payment method is David Dayen, Executive Editor of The American Prospect. He joined AWF Union Podcast to explain why the plan is viable and needs to be initiated now. Continue reading

America’s Work Force Radio welcomes a new school year

Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers joined America’s Work Force on August 20 to discuss the beginning of another new school year. Continue reading