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

The labor movement seeks to build on civil rights under new administration

The labor movement and civil rights movement have striking similarities and almost ran side by side, as Americans worked to gain civil rights and labor rights.

United Steelworkers International Vice President of Human Affairs Fred Redmond discussed an annual civil and human rights conference and what the future looks like for civil rights and the Labor Movement. Continue reading

Steelworkers continue to adjust to working and staying positive amidst a pandemic

Workers have done a lot to adjust to working amidst a global pandemic. They have dealt with additional personal protective equipment, changing schedules and more.

United Steelworkers District 9 Director Dan Flippo discussed how workers have adapted to the pandemic, how unions have fared in southern So-Called “Right to Work” states and how unions have had a seat at the table with President-elect Biden. 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

USW fearful 1,000 union jobs may disappear if Enbridge Line 5 is shut down

In Michigan, an environmental effort has been launched that could wind up costing 1,000 union jobs, all while other workplaces continue to fight for union representation.

United Steelworkers (USW) District 1 Director Donnie Blatt joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how one foundry is fighting to retain their collective bargaining rights and how the potential of losing 1,000 union jobs elsewhere. Continue reading

USW International President gives update on current state of work in the United States

International President of the United Steelworkers Tom Conway spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 24 about the current state of work in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading