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 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

USW Rapid Response director says program helps members connect

Developing ways to communicate with fellow members is crucial to unions. The United Steelworkers have found ways to make progress on this through their Rapid Response program.

United Steelworkers Director of Rapid Response Amber Miller spoke to the America’s Work Force Union Podcast about how important this program is to the USW and the success they have seen from it. Continue reading

USW fights back against Pres. Trump’s Goodyear boycott

With union members at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company being the recent target of a boycott instigated by President Donald Trump, United Steelworkers Local 2L President Jim Mason appeared on the Sept. 21 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast to set the record straight. Continue reading

USW District 1 Director talks upcoming Labor Day celebrations

President of the North Coast Area Labor Federation and District 1 director of the United Steelworkers, Pat Gallagher spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on Aug. 20 to discuss Labor Day rallies and worker engagement. 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