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
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
Kathy Newman, english professor at Carnegie Mellon University spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 27 about the working class during the Christmas season. Continue reading
Dave McCall, vice president of administration with the United Steel Workers spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 22 to discuss legislation aimed to fix broken labor laws. Continue reading
Kevin Corrigan, business manager of Kelly & Ferraro law firm spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 25 about screenings for asbestos exposure related disease. Continue reading
Tom Conway, international president of the United Steel Workers discussed what he feels needs to be added to the updated NAFTA before Congress signs off on it during his appearance on America’s Work Force. Continue reading
John Russo, writer for Working-Class Perspectives and retired professor emeritus from Youngstown States University spoke with America’s Work Force on July 26 about the future of Youngstown, Ohio. Continue reading
Sherry Linkon, writer for Working Class Perspectives, joined America’s Work Force on May 24 to discuss higher education in America. Continue reading
Tom Conway, international vice president for the United Steel Workers spoke to America’s Work Force on April 26 about the repercussions of the steel tariffs.
Conway first spoke about the Dow Chemical Plant in Deer Park and how the company locked out their employees without any type of pay or benefits. The lockout came after weeks of bargaining in which both sides did not budge on their demands that they wanted met. Conway said that Dow gave the workers their final offer, which consisted of a rollback on worker protections and benefits. He also talked about the United States tariffs on steel and how it is affecting the prices of washers and dryers. Conway also said that the money from the tariffs was supposed to create more jobs, which it did, just not nearly as many as predicted.
John Russo with Working Class Perspectives also spoke to AWF on April 26. Russo first spoke about Ohio and how important it will be in 2020 presidential race. He also discussed why many auto workers had voted for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential race but how they are upset now since he did not follow through on his promises he made to their industry. Lastly, Russo spoke about the importance of labor negotiations and how workers should continue fighting for their rights and protections.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about celebrating the 28th year of Workers Memorial Day, which brings attention to the formation of OSHA to help workers remain safe and protected on the job.
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On March 22, Sherry Linkon from Working Class Perspectives spoke with America’s Work Force about the current college admission scandals.
Linkon discussed the current trend in college scandals of parent paying large sums of money to a school so that their underqualified children can get accepted into elite schools over people who actually deserve to be admitted. She described this as parents being “snowplow” parents by getting rid of every obstacle in their kids way to make things easier for them, rather than have them work for it. On top of this being illegal, Linkon described it as unethical and robbing another student of an opportunity that they had put in the honest work for and deserved. Lastly, she talked about how the area that a person grows up in could influence the level and quality of education that is available to them.
Lisa Jordan, director of education and member development with the United Steel Workers spoke to AWF on March 22 about a leadership program within their organization. She said that this program is one week, once a year, for four years. During this program, Jordan said that it activates members and gets them acquainted to their organization, works on strategic planning, collective bargaining skills, and then helps them pick a specialty in their organization. She said that she hopes that other unions begin to launch union leadership initiatives to help strengthen unions.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Michelle Obama’s book tour and the labor issues with the crew in Cleveland.