America’s Work Force Radio Podcast
Labor and Employee Benefits Lawyer Speaks About the National Labor Relations Board

Labor and Employee Benefits Lawyer Speaks About the National Labor Relations Board

July 10, 2020

Joyce Goldstein of Goldstein Gragel, LLC spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 10 about the National Labor Relations Board.

Jim Cullen, Editor of the Progressive Populist discussed President Trump’s frequent dog whistles. He noted the hostility the President has shown towards the Black Lives Matter movement and those in favor of it.

United Auto Workers Leader Discuss the Impact COVID-19 has had on the Economy

United Auto Workers Leader Discuss the Impact COVID-19 has had on the Economy

July 9, 2020

Legislative Director of the United Auto Workers, Josh Nassar spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 9 to explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the United States economy and the working class.

Wendy Patton, Senior Project Director of Policy Matters Ohio, discussed unemployment compensation in Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the Ohio unemployment system is broken.

Jill Stein Details the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

Jill Stein Details the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

July 8, 2020

Two-time Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 8 about the COVID-19 economic crisis and how it has greatly impacted the middle class working person.

Tom Germuska, Jr., Editor of The Labor Citizen, talked about a few of stories, which will appear in the July edition of Ohio’s only building trades newspaper. 

Ohio AFL-CIO President Discusses HEROES Act

Ohio AFL-CIO President Discusses HEROES Act

July 7, 2020

Ohio AFL-CIO President, Tim Burga spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 7 about the HEROES Act and why there is a big push to get it passed. He also spoke about the AFL-CIO and their endorsement of Joe Biden for President.

Executive Director of Good Jobs First, Greg LeRoy discussed keeping companies accountable when they receive tax breaks and the Good Jobs First COVID-19 stimulus watch.

Jobless Numbers and the Affordable Care Act

Jobless Numbers and the Affordable Care Act

July 6, 2020

Writer and Editor for Press Associates Union, Mark Gruenberg spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 7 about jobless numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Affordable Care Act. He also spoke about efforts to save the United States Postal Service. 

President of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau, Sue McConnell spoke about summer scams to look out for and how scammers have been more active during the pandemic.

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Discusses Safety Programs and Volunteer Opportunities

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Discusses Safety Programs and Volunteer Opportunities

July 3, 2020

Executive Director of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), Scott Vance spoke about how the organization fared during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also spoke about the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) partnership to create safe, responsible firearms owners and hunters and volunteer opportunities with the USA coming up.

Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, Dorsey Hager spoke about apprenticeship training during the COVID-19 pandemic, PPE on jobsites, and their Driving Futures program.

U.S. Senator on Protecting the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Senator on Protecting the Affordable Care Act

July 2, 2020

United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 2 about protecting the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Brown also spoke about prioritizing the procurement of American-made PPE and holding Facebook accountable for their use of union-busting tools.

Associate with Kelley & Ferraro, LLP., Marty Mason spoke about the 3M ear protection litigation for veterans. He explained how military issued ear protection was faulty and left many veterans with partial or total hearing loss or tinnitus. He also spoke about the Roundup Weed Killer case.

INVEST in America Act

INVEST in America Act

July 1, 2020

President of Alliance for American Manufacturing, Scott Paul spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 1 to discuss the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act. He also discussed the need to keep manufacturing in the United States, invest in our infrastructure, and end the U.S. dependency on China for production and manufacturing.

Program Manager and Training Specialist for the United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and HVAC-R Technicians Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program, Mike Hazard spoke about the UA VIP program, who is eligible for it, what they do, and the rewarding jobs they help people find.

A New Action Plan for Workers

A New Action Plan for Workers

June 30, 2020

Program Director of Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies, contributing writer to In These Times and the Prospect and author of “Tell the Bosses We're Coming: A New Action Plan for Workers in the Twenty-First Century," Shaun Richman spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 30 about his new book and the power of unions. He explains how workers need to understand the power in their collective voices and the power of strikes.

David Leopold, immigration law expert with Ulmer & Berne, LLP., spoke about what is next for immigration laws and reform. He spoke about President Trump's attempt to end Obama-era immigration laws and the Supreme Court blocking President Trump's effort to end DACA.

The IRS Workforce and the Coronavirus

The IRS Workforce and the Coronavirus

June 29, 2020

National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) President, Tony Reardon spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 29 about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. He discussed how operational the IRS was during the pandemic and what will need to be done when they bring workers back into their offices. 

The Director of Federal Advocacy with Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), Sandra Purohit spoke about why Congress should invest in clean energy in the next stimulus. She explained clean energy's proven job-growth track record, including after an economic downturn and how it is an attractive sector for stimulus investments.