With millions out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and special benefits for those affected recently expiring, United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talked about what is next for the HEROES Act and more on America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 6. Continue reading
Kelley and Ferraro attorney Brian Kelley discussed asbestos exposure settlement cases when he appeared on America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 6. Continue reading
Peter Dooley of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health discussed safely returning to work with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 4. Continue reading
On the July 31 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast, Sherry Linkon with Working Class Perspectives discussed workers and education amidst the pandemic. Continue reading
Frank Manzo of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 30 about prevailing wage standards leading to more Americans living the “American Dream.” Continue reading
On March 26, Tom Buffenbarger, former president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers joined America’s Work Force to talk about a known anti-union governor applying for a board spot with Boeing aircraft manufacturing company.
Buffenbarger talked about Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina, applying for a board of director position with Boeing aircraft manufacturing company. He said that this is such a big deal because Haley has a known anti-union bias and he does not believe this is good for Boeing. Buffenbarger said that Boeing employees need to have the freedom to organize but with Haley holding a major position, she is going to make it incredibly tough. He then went on to talk about Boeing needing to increase the quality of their designs to ensure that their products meet the required safety standards to be deemed flyable.
Jon Reiss, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Veteran Services Commission spoke to AWF on March 26 about improvements in technology to help veterans. He said that the CCVSC created a mobile phone application for veterans that allows them to have access to VA benefits on their phones. The app helps inform what types of benefits they could receive, the services offered, and more. Reiss said that app users have the option of turning on push notifications so that the app could send real-time updates when there are changes in benefits or services.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed Uber and Lyft drivers from the west coast who went on strike over a pay dock. He said that right now, the rideshare drivers are just earning enough to fill their gas tank up to continue doing their job.