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Anthony Darkangelo, CEO of the Finishing Contractors Association spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 3 about multi-employer pension reform. Continue reading
Hamilton Nolan, Labor Reporter for In These Times Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on April 1 to discuss grocery and construction workers demanding better protections while working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
Jim Cullen, editor of the Progressive Populist spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 14 to discuss how Senate Republicans are enabling President Trump rather than holding him accountable for his actions. Continue reading
Mindy Isser, contributing writer to In These Times Magazine spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 5 to discuss her new article “Joe Biden Thinks Coal Miners Should Learn to Code. A Real Just Transition Demands Far More.” Continue reading
Dave Megenhardt, executive director of the United Labor Agency spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 4 about a rehab assistance program with his agency. Continue reading
Pat Gallagher, with United Steelworkers, joined America’s Work Force on Nov. 21 to discuss endorsing candidates in the next election. 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
Workplace discrimination was one of the main topics on the July 12 edition of America’s Work Force Radio. Continue reading
On March 6, David Dayen, writer for In These Times Magazine, spoke about the pushback against Amazon’s HQ2 and logistics center plans during his time on America’s Work Force.
Dayen spoke about Amazon HQ2 and hundreds of cities bidding on the project, using taxpayers money to fund the construction. After selecting New York City as the location for HQ2, Amazon eventually backed out of its commitment after push from the city to allow the workers to unionize. Dayen then spoke about Nashville, Tenn. being selected for an Amazon logistics center. He mentioned that the city is contributing $600,000 to the project, which is nearly two percent of the city’s 2019 budget, which was not received well by those living in the city. With having already a tight budget, people in the city are not happy with the city stretching the budget even further to put money towards this logistics center. Lastly, Dayen discussed the possibility of seeing medicare for all and how to prepare for the healthcare expansion.
Executive director of the United Labor Agency, Dave Megenhardt, talked about In-Demand Jobs Week, March 11 – March 15, and all that will be taking place during that week. He explained the purpose of In-Demand Jobs Week is for job seekers, employers, or young adults to learn about in demand jobs in the area and the training necessary in order to be successful in those jobs. Some of the jobs that Megenhardt talked about were healthcare, information technology, and transportation jobs. He said that the week will end with an open house where several local employers will be interviewing and speaking with qualified candidates for their jobs.