How can unions ensure safe and fair elections in virtual environments?

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the face of union meetings, many of which are still held virtually over Zoom or similar technologies.

John Westerhaus, CPA and Account Manager for Survey & Ballot Systems, joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how his company provides unions and professional institutions a system for fair, balanced and secure virtual elections. Continue reading

Republican-controlled state legislatures pass new voting laws

Following the 2020 election, state-level Republicans have passed legislation that Democrats claim limits the ability of voters and undermines elections.

Voting Booth Editor, Chief Correspondent and Senior Writing Fellow Steven Rosenfeld discussed these new laws, why they are being passed and how rhetoric is shaping elections during America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Florida passes restrictive voting law, retired Americans push back

America’s senior citizens face many hardships due to physical shortcomings. While some things like standing in line to vote are okay for the younger population, older Americans may struggle.

Alliance for Retired Americans Executive Director Rich Fiesta discussed the issues with the voting laws being passed by some states, what the alliance is doing to combat these laws and how the federal government is attempting to circumvent these laws. Continue reading

Expanding voting rights with new legislation

After the election, Republicans began introducing legislation that would make it harder for a person to obtain a ballot, in turn making it more difficult for it to be submitted on time and safely.

Steve Rosenfeld with the Independent Media Institute joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss combatting this with H.R. 1. Continue reading

ARA working to help senior citizens vote this November

With much of American society being politicized in recent years, making voting safer amidst a pandemic has been the latest casualty to politicization.

Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) Executive Director Rich Fiesta joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss how they are fighting to make it easier and safer for senior citizens to safely cast their ballot in the upcoming election. Continue reading

CWA District 4 blasts AT&T for cutting jobs despite getting a tax cut

Over the past few years, companies made promises to create jobs and increase wages in exchange for massive tax cuts. Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss those companies and what they actually did with their tax cut. Continue reading