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America's Work Force Union Podcast provides a clear and unfiltered voice for the working people of America. Radio veteran Ed “Flash” Ferenc leads the discussion with a focus on topics that include the impact of labor unions in America, workers’ rights, legislative actions and labor-management relations. Featured guests include various labor leaders, politicians, journalists and more. America's Work Force Union Podcast provides updates and information from sources around the United States and ...
 
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Lyn Montgomery, President of the Transport Workers Union of America Local 556, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the late December operational failures of Southwest Airlines and the poor working conditions the airline’s flight attendants endure every day. Colin Lavin, Business Manager and Financial Secretary of IBEW Local …
 
Paul Goodrich, Laborers’ New England Reginoal Organizing Fund Organizer, and attorney Sean Flaherty, Managing Partner at Keches Law Group, appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and addressed alligations that a Massachusetts-based contractor is missclassifying its workers as independent contractors and committing wage theft. They also s…
 
James Hyden, Executive Secretary of the Greater Cincinnati Building and Construction Trades Council, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project, which he was told he would get to work on as an apprentice nearly 30 years ago. Hyden also talked about making sure the building trades apprentices…
 
AFL-CIO Director of Government Affairs Bill Samuel joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the aftermath of the election of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House. He believes an ineffective House Speaker will be good for organized labor. Samuel gave his thoughts on the issues surrounding the debt ceiling and then explained why …
 
Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust Pete Ielemini appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and debunked myths surrounding the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act. He also touched on the need to invest in apprenticeship programs in order to perform high quality work on FMIA projects, if the legi…
 
Grady Mullins, Executive Secretary/Treasurer of Dayton Building and Construction Trades Council, appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed what will be a busy 2023 for affiliated members thanks to large projects being performed under Project Labor Agreements at Royal Canin, Honda/LG and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He als…
 
Jim Ascione, Financial Secretary of the Delaware Building and Construction Trades Council, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the controversy surrounding a policy that allows non-union contractors to buyout apprentices in order to work on publically funded projects. He also spoke about loopholes in Delaware’s Prevailing Wag…
 
Matt Grills, Managing Editor of The American Legion Magazine, joined the AWF Union Podcast and discussed how the Federal omnibus spending bill will help veterans, plus the importance of the U.S. being energy independent. He also previewed an article in the upcoming February issue of the magazine on how the Korean war helped to end segregation in th…
 
Scott Paul, President for Alliance for American Manufacturing joined the AWF Union Podcast and spoke about the House Select Committee of the Strategic Competition between the U.S. and China. He also stressed the importance of domestically producing solar panels. United Steel Workers Local 979 Grievance Committee Chair Tony Panza appeared on the AWF…
 
Johnny Jones, American Federation of Government Employees Transportation Security Administration Council 100 Secretary-Treasurer, joined the AWF Union Podcast and explained the recent wage increase TSA workers will receive thanks to passage of the omnibus government funding bill. He also spoke about the unique items passengers try to bring through …
 
Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper appeared on the AWF Union Podcast and spoke about Senate Bill 1, which would transfer curriculum decisions away from the State Education Board and give it to the governor. She also talked about House Bill 458, which requires Ohio voters to show official photo identification before they vote in-p…
 
International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers International President Matt Biggs and Secretary-Treasurer Gay Henson joined the AWF Union Podcast and discussed why the federal government should not change the operation of damns from on-site, in-person operators to remote technology. They also talked about organizing non-profit org…
 
Matthew Gonzales, Business Manager for Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 1095, joined the AWF Union Podcast and spoke about pro-labor legislation recently passed by Austin City Council, plus other legislation they are considering. He also talked about the Local’s work outlook. Joyce Goldstein, labor lawyer at Joyce Goldst…
 
United Auto Workers Legislative Director Josh Nassar joined the AWF Union Podcast and shared his thoughts on what should be the priorities of the U.S. House and Senate, as both legislative chambers begin new terms. He also talked about an organizing victory at California University. Paul Flynn, Business Manager/Financial Secretary of IBEW 34, appea…
 
Carl Rosen, General President of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, appeared on the AWF Union Podcast and spoke about the Green Locomotive Project and his concern about the attack on railway workers and their ability to go on strike. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926 Business Manager Ed Caines joined the…
 
Communication Workers of America District 4 Administrative Director Frank Matthews joined the AWF Union Podcast and spoke about a labor neutrality agreement between the CWA and Miscroft, once the software company completes its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. He also talked about a potential funding increase for broadband infrastructure. Keith L…
 
Jason Ehlert, President of the North Dakota Building Trades Unions, joined to AWF Union to speak about the Talon Metals project being built under a Project Labor Agreement, which will create about 400 jobs for affiliated members of the building trades. He also spoke about starting a pre-apprenticeship program with tribal organizations. Frankie Pink…
 
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined the AWF Union Podcast and spoke about the Brent Spence Bridge corridor project. He also touched on some of the items included in the ominbus spending bill and how it will impact Americans. Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, joined…
 
Dan Duncan, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO, joined the AWF Union Podcast and explained the need to preserve the Jones Act, which Duncan claimed has wrongly come under fire in New England. Lima Building and Construction Trades Council President Rick Perdue was a guest on the AWF Union Podcast and spoke about…
 
Bill Blackman, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 136 Business Manager, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the important role registered apprenticeship programs play in training the next generation of electrical workers. He also spoke about the methods used to recruit new members, including virtual realit…
 
Tim Burga, President of the Ohio AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the state’s minimum wage increase, the first in over a decade. He also talked about two pieces of legislation that target voter rights. Upper Peninsula Construction Council Executive Director Mike Smith appeared on the AWF Union Podcast and detaile…
 
Hannah Halbert, Policy Matters Ohio Executive Director, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the recent passage of a wage theft ordinance by Cleveland City Council that bans the City of Cleveland from doing business with companies found guilty of wage theft and payroll fraud. LaborLab Executive Director Bob Funk appeared on t…
 
Southern Nevada Building Trades Union’s (SNBTU) Executive Secretary-Treasurer Vince Saavedra joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the generational change unions provide working families as a pathway out of poverty and into the middle class. He also talked about the need to provide accessible childcare so more women can begin …
 
Dan Gallagher, Business Manager/Financial Secretary for IBEW Local 38, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the rise of the new IBEW International President Kenneth W. Cooper and the importance of giving a hard day’s work on the jobsite. North Alabama Area Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Jacob Morrison appeared on the AWF U…
 
Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Insulators LMCT, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the career opportunities available to members of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers. He also touched on the importance of proper firestop inspections and gave an update on the Federal Mechan…
 
Richard Rothwell, Training Coordinator for the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 6 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, joined the AWF Union Podcast and discussed his career journey as a third-generation Insulator and the importance of being loyal to one’s Local Union. He also spoke about the ne…
 
Jean Ross, a president of National Nurses United, joined The America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Ross discussed the need for nurses to obtain equipment and staff that they were denied, but needed to take care of patients. She also urged nurses countrywide to join the union so that they can have these benefits and not be threatened with losing their…
 
The Ironworkers Local 384 Business Manager and Financial Secretary-Treasurer Chris O’ Keefe joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He discussed the safety-first environment that has become a priority for the Local and how this has increased the number of workers and education opportunities. Jim Walker of United Steelworkers appeared on the …
 
Bill Samuel, Government Affairs Director for the AFL-CIO, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the need for Congress to pass a $25 million budget increase to the National Labor Relations Board this week. He also provided updates on the likelihood of Congress passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and renewing funding for t…
 
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) District 6 Vice President Arnold Scott joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the AFGE’s effort to increase membership in 2022 after losing members during the pandemic. He also talked about AFGE’s accomplishments in the past year. Carpenters Local 212 President Samuel Caraballo…
 
Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT) President Melissa Cropper joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed an organizing campaign of teachers at KIPP Columbus and the anti-union tactics used by the administration. She also talked about several bills that failed in the lame-duck session in the Ohio Legislature. Heat and Frost Insulators…
 
Ironworkers Local 492 Business Manager Jacen Davidson joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the need to increase recruiting efforts among women and people of color in order to expand the Union and increase market share. He also talked about Nashville’s construction boom and Tennessee Amendment 1, which enshrined So-Called “Rig…
 
Jeff Stoffer, Media and Communications Director for the American Legion, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the Task Force Movement, a coalition launched by the White House to connect veterans and transitioning military personnel with careers in the trucking and cyber security industries. He also previewed articles in the u…
 
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and promoted the AAM’s Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, which features gift ideas from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, including many union-made products. He also spoke about a World Trade Organization ruling and how …
 
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1316 Business Manager and Financial Secretary Stacey Mixson joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and explained how his Local’s membership grew 50 percent in the past three years. Sheet Metal Workers Local 206 Business Manager and Financial Secretary Dave Gauthier appeared on …
 
Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and explained why he believes Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard would be great for workers. The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to block the acquisition. Bill Benner, Director of Organizing…
 
Allied Pilots Association (APA) Spokesman Capt. Dennis Tajer joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the airline industry’s pilot shortage, which has led to an increased number of “fatigue calls,” when pilots call off because they are too tired to fly safely. He also spoke about a potential merger between the APA and the Air Lin…
 
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and shared his top three priorities to address during the current lame-duck session of Congress: Increase funding for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), renew the Child Tax Credit and reauthorize and fund the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program. NewsGuild-C…
 
Urban Institute Senior Policy Program Manager Zachary Boren joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the Union-Based Apprenticeships for Young People report that found first-year union journeymen earn higher wages than their non-union counterparts. United Auto Workers (UAW) Assistant Legislative Director Desiree Hoffman appeared …
 
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 7 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Mehrhoff joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed Wisconsin’s worker shortage and how the Council is actively recruiting members of an underserved communities to close the gap. He also talked about an Apprentices…
 
Tim Burga, President of the Ohio AFL-CIO, joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss Ohio Senate Bill 178 and how, if passed, it would affect the State Board of Education. He also explained Ohio House Joint Resolution 6, which would increase the percentage of votes needed to pass a citizen-initiated amendment to the state’s Constitution. The Nebraska …
 
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1205 Business Manager Lanny Mathis joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the opportunities created by installing electric vehicle charging stations provide members of the IBEW. He also talked about the Local’s renovation of Tyndall Air Force base, which was destroyed…
 
Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager made his monthly appearance on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and provided an update on the $20 billion Intel semiconductor plant being built in New Albany and the $4 billion Honda/LG electric vehicle battery plant project underway in F…
 
Southwest Pipe Trades Association (SWPTA) Political Director Ron Lord joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the importance of face-to-face conversations when it comes to political campaigning and getting out the vote. He also talked about the importance of courting both political parties to support labor issues. Office and Pro…
 
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the threat to domestic electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing by the proliferation of Chinese-made EVs into the American market. He then talked about pending federal legislation that, if passed, would require online retailers …
 
Mayflower Wind Supply Chain Manager Will Cotta joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the benefits of using union labor to construct an offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts. He also talked about the challenge of procuring materials made in the U.S. for the project. TJ Dick, Business Agent, Vice President and Organi…
 
Jason George, Business Manager and Financial Secretary for the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 49, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the Pathways program and how the apprenticeship readiness training it provides to Minnesota high school students has helped grow the Local. AFL-CIO Transportation Trad…
 
United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President of Human Affairs Kevin Mapp appeared on the AWF Union Podcast and spoke about the jobs created by the Biden Administration through legislation. He also gave an overview on midterm elections results and the AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Jr Civil and Human Rights Conference. Seattle Building and Con…
 
San Joaquin County Building and Construction Trades Council Financial Secretary-Treasurer Michael Mark joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the challenges of living in a purple county and the need to work with both political parties to create work opportunities for members of the building trades. He also talked about the Coun…
 
Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and explained the purpose of the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act, which he hopes will be introduced to Congress next week. Harry Grill, National Field Director for the Teamsters Union’s Department of Politi…
 
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