Josh Nassar, legislative director of the United Auto Workers spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 9 about what is being included in NAFTA 2.0, or better known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Continue reading
Amy Hanauer, executive director of Policy Matters Ohio spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 12 to discuss why major tax cuts hurt communities. Continue reading
Josh Nassar, legislative director for the United Auto Workers spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 14 about the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), the new NAFTA. Continue reading
Amy Hanauer, executive director of Policy Matters Ohio spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 10 about race inequality in the midwest with economic opportunity. Continue reading
Sean Crawford, a member of United Auto Workers 598 and contributing writer for In These Times Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 2 about the ongoing UAW strike at General Motors plants. Continue reading
Tom Buffenbarger, former General President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers spoke with America’s Work Force Radio on Sept. 24 about the United States Department of Labor. Continue reading
Amy Hanauer, Executive Director of Policy Matters Ohio spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 12 on the topic of workers in the state of Ohio. Continue reading
Josh Nassar, legislative director for the United Auto Workers spoke with America’s Work Force on July 11 about the new NAFTA. Continue reading
Zach Schiller, researcher for Policy Matters Ohio, spoke with America’s Work Force on June 13 about Ohio’s budget plan and the problems that he sees within it. Continue reading
Hannah Halbert, project director with Policy Matters Ohio, spoke with America’s Work Force on May 9 about Ohio’s workers not making enough money to support themselves and their families.
Halbert addressed the problem of Ohio workers, who work some of the most common jobs in the state, and their inability to support a family of three without any form of assistance. She said that one of the main reasons that the workers are not being paid enough is because of the lack of a union presence in these jobs. Halbert said that the lower the union density is in an area, the lower the pay for all of the workers in that field of work, which causes the entire economy to be lower. She said that many workers are scared to unionize to improve wages, work conditions, and hours because they fear being punished by their management or even fired. Furthermore, Halbert discussed the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and how it covers workers rights to organize and collectively bargain on behalf of themselves and their coworkers. Lastly, she talked about overtime pay and how only approximately 7.3% of Ohio’s workers are covered by overtime laws.
Josh Nassar, legislative director with the United Auto Workers spoke with AWF on May 9 about President Trump claiming he will “save” Lordstown and bring jobs back to Ohio. The president made these promises as thousands of General Motors employees were laid off and the work was sent to Mexico. Nassar also spoke about the PRO act and how the end goal for the act is to put a stop to so-called Right-to-Work legislation. Finally, he spoke about healthcare and a judge in Texas deemed the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional and how president Trump is trying to kill the act in its entirety.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Uber and Lyft held the largest internationally organized strike for better wages, job security, and benefits for the workers.