Airline pilots continue to keep the U.S. supply chain alive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The aviation industry has been one of the most strained by the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions have left many without work as flights are grounded, while cargo pilots continue to keep the economy afloat.

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) President Captain Joe DePete joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how pilots and the aviation industry has dealt with the pandemic and the importance of work to the American culture. Continue reading

AFL-CIO, organized labor celebrate the Biden-Harris victory

Labor unions throughout the United States rejoiced when President-elect Joe Biden was declared the presumptive winner and they once again had a friend in the White House.

AFL-CIO Director of Government Affairs Bill Samuel joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the Biden-Harris victory means for organized labor and how they will advance the labor movement. Continue reading

Mechanical Insulators LMCT Executive Director lists accomplishments of the labor movement

With the recent election of labor-friendly President-elect Joe Biden, the labor community has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for unions in the workplace and the accomplishments of the labor movement over the past 150 years. Continue reading

SAG-AFTRA members are adapting to safety protocols while still putting on a show

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to rage throughout the U.S., many markets have been hampered. The entertainment industry, like many others, has made adjustments to continue putting on a show.

Actor and former Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Atlanta Local President Ric Reitz joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the entertainment industry is dealing with the pandemic. Continue reading

Former IAM President feels Biden provided organized labor a sigh of relief

The anti-union rhetoric and anti-worker policy that ran wild during the four years of the Trump administration instilled fear in many within the labor community. The incoming Biden administration has given them hope and has calmed their nerves.

Former International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) President and independent labor voice Tom Buffenbarger joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the impact of this election on the labor community and more. Continue reading

Transportation Trades Department expects COVID-19 relief and a labor-friendly Biden admin.

The transportation industry has taken a massive hit from the COVID-19 pandemic as commercial airlines have grounded planes, public transit initiated smaller capacity limits and more.

Transportation Trades Department (TTD) Secretary-Treasurer Greg Regan highlighted how the pandemic is currently affecting the transportation industry and what he expects from a Biden-Harris administration on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

USW and NCALF leader feels union enthusiasm from President-elect Biden

Under the Trump administration many union leaders have signaled that the labor movement has been slowed down. They have newfound hope from President-elect Biden, who some say will be the most union-friendly president in decades.

United Steelworkers (USW) District 1 Director and North Coast Area Labor Federation (NCALF) President Pat Gallagher discussed increased enthusiasm for unions under President-elect Biden, how union members voted and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

IBEW Local 103 BM is excited for a pro-labor Biden-Harris administration

Rumors are floating and discussions are being had for who will hold crucial cabinet positions in the incoming Biden-Harris administration. Labor leaders stand amongst the top candidates.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 Business Manager Lou Antonellis joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss discussions around a local Boston, Mass. politician being named to cabinet position and a recent organizing drive at a Boston casino. Continue reading

AFGE members anticipate positive changes under incoming Biden administration

Federal employees have made sacrifices under the Trump administration. Less people were tasked with more work, union representatives were kicked out of their office space and more.

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3283 Executive Vice President Laurie Glicker and Legislative Steward Dan Drost discussed how federal employees have been affected by the actions of this administration and what they anticipate going forward with President-elect Joe Biden on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Public educators optimistic of Biden administration despite current COVID-19 spike

Teachers and schools have been some of the most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Trump administration. President-elect Joe Biden is giving these educators hope.

Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, what it means for schools and the reassurance that President-elect Biden has brought to educators in Ohio and throughout the country. Continue reading