Will vaccine mandates become a reality on union construction sites?

Tom Germuska Jr., Editor of The Labor Citizen, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the possibility of vaccine mandates and why they may eventually become inevitable.

He also discussed a $435 million deal between the Cleveland Indians, the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio to renovate Progressive Field and extend the team’s lease in Cleveland for at least 15 years.

Lastly, he discussed a study that showed partnerships between the pharmaceutical industry and craft unions yielded $23.6 billion in major construction projects over six years. Continue reading

Labor Trades squeezed out after decades of refinery work

The Labor Citizen strives to inform Ohio tradesmen and tradeswomen about the issues around the state affecting the union construction industry. Labor Citizen Editor Tom Germuska Jr. joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss issues at a refinery in Lima, a successful union project and an apprentice competition. Continue reading

Rising rate of fatal construction injuries worries industry professionals

2021 could be a great year for construction. The prospect of a large infrastructure bill and the continuation of construction as essential work sets the pace for tradesmen and tradeswomen to continue working.

Tom Germuska Jr., editor of The Labor Citizen joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss his expectations for 2021 and the alarming rise in construction worker fatalities. Continue reading

Tom Germuska, Jr. previews this months edition of The Labor Citizen

Tom Germuska, Jr., editor of The Labor Citizen spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 12 to discuss the upcoming edition of the labor-focused publication. Continue reading

Dr. Jill Stein Demands Corporations be Held Accountable

Dr. Jill Stein, two time presidential candidate of the Green Party spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 10 about holding corporations accountable and the Black Lives Matter movement. Continue reading

E-Dues Discussed on America’s Work Force

Steve Campisi, mental health counselor, and Darryll Bell, legislative political coordinator with American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 31 spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 15 about switching to e-dues. Continue reading