Alabama Amazon organizing drive gains support from both parties, for different reasons

Political leanings shift for demographics over time, despite major party values remaining the same for over half a century. Former President Donald Trump accelerated the shift by having a large draw to middle class and working class Americans.

Contributing writer to Working Class Perspectives, John Russo joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss why this political shift has occurred. He also discussed what is happening with Amazon workers in Alabama. Continue reading

Texans try to pick up the pieces after brutal winter weather

Texans are facing a world of hardship now that their deregulated power sector was knocked out by a winter storm. They have been left to fend for themselves and pick up the pieces.

Ken Estey, a professor at Brooklyn College discussed the current situation in Texas, the related class issues, cost of repairs and what is being done to help Texans recover and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

President Trump exploited the working class, who propelled him to victory in 2016

The rise of President Trump was a culmination of causes, but those in the working class who saw Hillary Clinton as elitist may have been one of the strongest draws for the President.

University of Northern Iowa Professor of Digital Journalism and contributor to Working Class Perspectives Christopher Martin discussed why the working class is so drawn to President Trump and how journalism will recover as a profession on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Winning the union vote will be difficult this go-around for Trump

Co-Editor of Working Class Perspectives John Russo predicted President Trump will lose the state of Ohio and receive less of the union vote in addition to talking about legislation aimed at protecting home healthcare workers on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Labor Movement historian on how to revive the Labor Movement

Working Class Perspectives Executive Director Joseph McCartin discussed election matters regarding the United States Postal Service and how union sentiment has evolved over time on the Sept. 25 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Working Class Perspectives editor feels the DNC could have hit issues harder

John Russo of Working Class Perspectives compared and contrasted the RNC and the DNC, suggested where political improvements can be made and more when he appeared on the Aug. 28 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast. Continue reading

Professor highlights the issues with returning to the classroom

On the July 31 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast, Sherry Linkon with Working Class Perspectives discussed workers and education amidst the pandemic. Continue reading

The Class Culture War Discussed on America’s Work Force

Sherry Linkon, contributing writer for Working Class Perspectives, spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 28 to discuss one of her articles published on the Working Class Perspectives website.  Continue reading

Union Member Opinions Discussed on America’s Work Force

Dave McCall, international vice president of the United Steelworkers spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 24, to discuss getting the opinion of union members on different issues and legislation brought up in government. Continue reading