New York State AFL-CIO uses Union Strong app to communicate with users

The labor community is excited to get to work on advancing the labor movement and New York is at the forefront of member communication, developing a legislative agenda and more.

New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento talked about his long career with the New York State AFL-CIO, how they communicate with their affiliated members, the upcoming legislative agenda and how to prevent COVID-19 related layoffs. Continue reading

Despite insurrection attempt, Biden’s electoral victory is certified

The insurrection at the United States Capitol was one of the darkest moments in American history for some.

Progressive Populist Editor Jim Cullen discussed the event, the major players who actively encouraged it and what it means heading into the Biden presidency on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

As COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins, healthcare workers gain hope

As the COVID-19 vaccine begins to be distributed to the public, healthcare workers hope help is on the way after working some of the most difficult months of their careers.

United Steelworkers (USW) Health Care Workers’ Council Coordinator Tamara Lefcowitz joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the safety of healthcare workers and the early stages of the vaccine rollout. Continue reading

Teamsters Local 777 win wages, benefits for drivers

The transportation industry has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including truckers and school bus drivers.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 777 President Jim Glimco discussed the impact COVID-19 has had on drivers and two newly ratified contracts on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

C/COBCTC Exec. Secretary-Treasurer highlights Driving Futures and outreach to women

There are a number of factors affecting the future of the building trades and labor as a whole. From outreach events to decisions made by the federal government, the future of labor will be affected.

Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council (C/COBCTC) Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the upcoming Senate runoff election in Georgia, the Driving Futures Program and getting more women into the building trades. Continue reading

National Writers Union official discusses strategies to rebuild the middle class

Some in the labor movement believe certain economic systems to be the roadblock hindering the middle class from achieving economic success and in some cases destroying the middle class.

National Writers Union Recording Secretary Dan McCrory joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the middle class can rebuild itself, what is next for labor unions and more. Continue reading

AFM Local 4 President explains how union musicians are doing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians have struggled due to venues being closed to reduce spread.

American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 4 President Leonard DiCosimo discussed how musicians are faring during the pandemic and how they have been making ends meet until the pandemic is under control on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

NY AFL-CIO hopes help is on the way for workers under a Biden administration

State and local governments have been left with massive deficits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the ongoing election, New York hopes help is on the way.

New York State AFL-CIO Chief of Staff Ryan Delgado explained what they are looking for in terms of pandemic safety and relief for New York workers, how to fix pandemic induced deficits and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Ohio Building Trades leader provides construction industry update amid COVID-19 and election

Under the Donald Trump presidency, labor leaders have had mixed feelings about whether President Trump helped or hurt various sectors of labor.

Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council Secretary-Treasurer Mike Knisley explained the good and bad things that have happened for the building trades during the Trump administration and what Ohio building trades leaders are doing to expand the workforce and secure more work. Continue reading