Military COVID-19 vaccination rates rise as confidence increases

Due to past instances of forced vaccination of military service members with experimental vaccines and medicines, the military community lags the civilian population in percentage of those vaccinated.

Navy veteran and contributing writer to The Nation Andrew McCormick joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how various news outlets have covered the climate change crisis and why the military service population has been hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Continue reading

Anti-union activity at Amazon ramps up calls for labor law reform

As an organizing drive and union vote continues at an Amazon facility in Alabama, the company is doing everything in their power to stop workers from coming together.

Lynn Rhinehart, contributing writer for The Nation and a senior fellow with the Economic Policy Institute joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the anti-union tactics of Amazon and why passing the PRO Act is important. Continue reading

COVID-19 nurses share their stories of inadequate PPE and lack of protection

Nurses have been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, working every step of the way, many times with little to no personal protective equipment.

The Nation contributor Sarah Jaffe has spoken to many nurses throughout the country and reported on her findings, telling their stories. Jaffe joined AWF Union Podcast to share some of the situations they have been placed in and what is happening to improve the situation. Continue reading

EEOC looks for pro-worker rebound after years of catering to employers

The Biden administration has been talked about as being potentially the most pro-labor administration in decades. Although he has already taken pro-worker action, more needs to be done.

The Nation contributor Bryce Covert discussed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which spawned from the Civil Rights Act and how President Biden can repair it after four years of anti-labor leadership on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Labor writer examines the negative affects of California’s Proposition 22

With the recent passing of Proposition 22 in California, action is expected to attempt to reverse the anti-worker, pro-employer legislation.

The Nation Contributing writer Wilfred Chan discussed how the passing of Proposition 22 is set to affect gig workers in California and how various organizations are fighting back against the legislation on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Sexual assault claims fall on deaf ears at McDonald’s

Bryce Covert of the Nation Magazine and the New York Times spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 20 to discuss sexual assault charges against McDonald’s former CEO and the lack of accountability from the corporation. Continue reading

Fighting for the Soul of the Democratic Party

John Nichols, author and correspondent with The Nation spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 18 about his new book, “The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace’s Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics” and fighting to make a difference in a political party. Continue reading