America’s Work Force Union Podcast

Rick Bloomingdale (PA AFL-CIO) / Rick Perdue (Lima Building and Construction Trades Council)

September 1, 2021

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss worker safety. He explained why OSHA standards need to be updated to hold companies more accountable for creating unsafe environments. He also discussed the importance of investing in infrastructure in rural America.

Lima Building and Construction Trades Council President Rick Perdue discussed issues pertaining to work in northwest Ohio. He spoke about a refinery in Lima that is planning to bring in over 3,000 non-union workers for maintenance work; jobs that have been done by union members for over a century.

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