$3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill would create quality union jobs

The $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation plan seeks to expand education, health care and childcare support. It addresses the climate crisis and makes further investments in infrastructure not included in the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate. As a reconciliation bill, it only needs 50 votes for passage in the Senate — bypassing filibuster rules.

Josh Nassar, Legislative Coordinator for the United Auto Workers (UAW), joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill means for workers, how it would be funded and why its investment is critical to the U.S. electric vehicle market. Continue reading

UAW: Museum professionals value the right to organize

As one of the largest and most diverse unions in America, the United Auto Workers (UAW) also fight for the rights of lawyers, librarians, museum professionals and more.

Maida Rosenstein, President of UAW Local 2110, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss her work with museum workers, and why museum management often opposes union representation. Continue reading

What the infrastructure bill means to auto workers

The bipartisan infrastructure bill passed the U.S. Senate and has gone onto the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi suggested the House will not consider the bill unless the Senate also advances the reconciliation bill that triples the investment of the infrastructure bill to include strengthening of childcare, housing and healthcare.

United Auto Workers Legislative Representative Desiree Hoffman joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the infrastructure bill and the reconciliation bill would mean for working families. Continue reading

Congress closing in on sweeping infrastructure bill

President Biden and members of Congress have been hard at work attempting to come to an agreement on an infrastructure plan that will benefit American workers and their families.

United Auto Workers Legislative Representative Desiree Hoffman has been closely tracking the efforts to pass the bill. Hoffman appeared on the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the impact of an infrastructure bill and also touched on drug pricing reform. Continue reading

Democrats try to advance infrastructure, receive no Republican support

The Biden administration is working diligently to pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill to boost the economy, lower unemployment and improve the quality of life within the U.S.

United Auto Workers Legislative Director Josh Nassar joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the multifaceted American Jobs Plan, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) news, voting rights and more. Continue reading

UAW cheers initial pro-labor progress by the Biden administration

With electric vehicle demand rising, auto and manufacturing workers are front and center as President Biden moves forward with his infrastructure plan.

The United Auto Workers are putting forth every effort to ensure their members are brought along with this shift and pending legislation. Their Legislative Director, Josh Nassar, detailed their efforts and what they would like to see in a plan on AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

UAW encourages COVID-19 relief from Congress and President Biden

After celebrating their retention of the House of Representatives and winning of the U.S. Senate and White House, Democrats are beginning to focus on campaign promises, including labor-friendly initiatives.

United Auto Workers Legislative Representative Desiree Hoffman explained what form of COVID-19 relief is coming and what Congress is doing to pass the PRO Act on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

UAW hopes to see infrastructure investment to pull the U.S. out of pandemic effect

The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging throughout the U.S., but the labor community is hopeful that with many labor-friendly officials in place, more people will be able to go back to work.

United Auto Workers Legislative Director Josh Nassar discussed what needs to be done in order to get people back to work and how to protect them once they are back. Continue reading

Congress continues to negotiate stimulus package as vaccine distribution begins

With many people still laid off and COVID-19 legislation nowhere in sight, many Americans are optimistic that a COVID-19 vaccine will bring normalcy back and stabilize the economy.

United Auto Workers Deputy Legislative Director Desiree Hoffman joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss progress on a stimulus package and what the plan is for rolling out COVID-19 vaccines. Continue reading