USW and Marathon Petroleum reach impasse after workers reject contract

Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga made his monthly appearance on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed how contract negotiations between United Steelworkers (USW) and Marathon Petroleum reached an impasse after workers rejected a three-year contract. Continue reading

NCALF leader discusses Cleveland mayoral race, infrastructure and a vaccine incentive program

Pat Gallagher, North Coast Area Labor Federation President, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Cleveland mayoral race, why goods used to invest in the nation’s infrastructure under the bipartisan infrastructure bill need to be made in America and how a USW initiated incentive program is encouraging worker vaccinations at a Cleveland iron ore mining 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

U.S. Senators find bipartisan solution to domestic manufacturing issues

Foreign countries have been taking advantage of relaxed trade laws for decades. Thankfully, it has become a bipartisan issue to close loopholes and write legislation putting the U.S. back on track.

North Coast Area Labor Federation President Pat Gallagher discussed bipartisan legislation being introduced, a new iron ore plant in Toledo, Ohio and why it is crucial to get bipartisan support for the PRO Act on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. 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

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

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