Union members steadfast in their strike at Pennsylvania steel plants

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss possible infrastructure plans and how the Biden administration is working to achieve this key campaign promise. He also talked about a monthslong strike at a Pennsylvania steel company. Continue reading

Steelworkers connect with members and employers on infrastructure

The United Steelworkers are rallying around President Biden and his proposed infrastructure plan, the American Jobs Plan. The comprehensive bill includes new construction, renovations, clean energy, enhanced supply chains and more.

Kim Miller, Assistant to United Steelworkers President Tom Conway, explained her role and the importance of the American Jobs Plan on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. She also discussed specific components of the plan that would help steelworkers. Continue reading

Enbridge Line 5 continues production despite threats from Gov. Whitmer

While the U.S. seeks to shift away from fossil fuels, the move must be made over time. Issues with the immediate shutdown of pipelines are rising and politicians are at a crossroads of protecting the environment and protecting jobs.

United Steelworkers Local 912 President Justin Donley is fighting to protect the work of his members at the Toledo Refinery in Toledo, Ohio, which processes light sweet crude from Enbridge Line 5. Donley joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss this ongoing issue and what it would do to certain regional economies in the midwest. Continue reading

USW fights for workers depending on Enbridge Line 5

As Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer attempts to halt the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, labor unions who represent workers on the pipeline are pushing back.

United Steelworkers National Rapid Response Coordinator Randie Pearson joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain what the Rapid Response program is and why Enbridge Line 5 is vital to their members. Continue reading

Steelworkers launch campaign to encourage an infrastructure bill

Manufacturing has been leaving U.S. shores for decades as companies find places with little to no labor laws, leading to companies sending operations overseas for cheap labor.

America’s Work Force Union Podcast welcomed United Steelworkers International-Secretary John Shinn to discuss keeping manufacturing jobs in America. In addition to manufacturing, Shinn detailed what he and the USW would like to see in an infrastructure bill. Continue reading

Labor leaders push for American made provision in infrastructure bill

With labor-friendly majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, many labor leaders are confident that President Biden will be able to sign labor law reforms as well as an infrastructure bill.

United Steelworkers District 1 Director Pat Gallagher explained the importance of passing the PRO Act and what the Goodyear Tire and Cooper Tire merger means for workers on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Infrastructure investments on the table as millions of Americans face unemployment

As millions of Americans are facing unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden sits in a unique position to help these people get back to work in infrastructure and manufacturing.

One trade and workforce stands prepared to take on work in both infrastructure and manufacturing. United Steelworkers General President Tom Conway discussed the importance of these investments and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Labor leaders believe American manufacturing will be vital to the Biden presidency

One of the main components of President Biden’s campaign was his commitment to American labor groups to advance infrastructure and domestic manufacturing legislation.

United Steelworkers District 1 Director Pat Gallagher discussed the President’s promises, his recent meeting with American labor leaders, his plan for steel and aluminum tariffs and the future of pipelines on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Union officials take on government roles under President Biden

Union leaders were front and center in the Biden transition team. Now, they are being nominated for positions in and around the new government.

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway explained how passing an infrastructure bill needs to be a priority and the appointment of a labor leader to a position in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Museum workers seek representation as COVID-19 highlights need for unions

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed flaws in many places, including in museums. These flaws have led to a record number of organizing wins for employees.

Sharon Johnson of The Progressive joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss many of these organizing victories and what led to so many museum workers to seek representation. Continue reading