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Former Ohio Attorney General Addressing Mobilizing Lawyers

Former Ohio Attorney General Addressing Mobilizing Lawyers

June 26, 2020

Former Ohio Attorney General and now an attorney with Dann Law, Marc Dann spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 26 about mobilizing lawyers to represent working class victims of the pandemic recession. He spoke about predatory loans and debt collectors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Director of Education and Member Development with the United Steelworkers, Lisa Jordan spoke about education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AFL-CIO Government Affairs Director Discusses the HEROES Act

AFL-CIO Government Affairs Director Discusses the HEROES Act

June 25, 2020

AFL-CIO Government Affairs Director, Bill Samuel spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 25 about the HEROES Act, saving the United States Postal Service, and investing in infrastructure.

American Federation of Musicians, Local 4 President, Len DiCosimo spoke about how union musicians have fared during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the venues shutting down have impacted their industry.

The Importance of Fire Stop, Smoke Seal and Infectious Disease Containment

The Importance of Fire Stop, Smoke Seal and Infectious Disease Containment

June 24, 2020

Executive Director of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperative Trust, Pete Ielmini, spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 24 about the importance of firestopping, smoke sealing and infectious disease containment. He explained how each of these techniques could buildings, and the people inside of them during a fire emergency.

Sharon Johnson, a writer for The Progressive spoke about her latest article, “On the Front Lines" about healthcare centers providing healthcare to under privileged communities and working during the pandemic.  

Veterans Service Commission Describes Programs to Help Veterans in Need

Veterans Service Commission Describes Programs to Help Veterans in Need

June 23, 2020

Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission, Jon Reiss spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 23 about the organization's veteran assistance programs with VA medical claims and other financial assistance.

Former General President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and an independent labor voice, Tom Buffenbarger spoke about the importance of workers knowing the power of striking and if people want change, they need to participate in the upcoming election.

Transportation Trades Department President Speaks About the Importance of Investing in Infrastructure.

Transportation Trades Department President Speaks About the Importance of Investing in Infrastructure.

June 22, 2020

Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 22 about the importance of the United States investing in its infrastructure. During his interview, he says that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently marked up the INVEST Act, a surface transportation reauthorization bill that invests in a 21st-century transportation network.

Mike Dolan of the Coalition for a Prosperous America and Trade Policy Specialist with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters discussed why keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States is crucial. He speaks about inshoring jobs and buying domestically made products.

WWII Soldier’s PTSD Displayed in his Artwork During his Service

WWII Soldier’s PTSD Displayed in his Artwork During his Service

June 19, 2020

Director of Media and Communications with the American Legion, Jeff Stoffer spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 19 about the American Legion COVID-19 survey, a World War II soldier’s post-traumatic stress disorder portrayed in his artwork and a paralyzed bobsledder.

Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA), Rich Fiesta spoke about the Alliance’s vote by mail lawsuits working through the state courts. He said the ARA filed lawsuits to protect vote by mail and absentee voting.

Fighting for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Fighting for the Soul of the Democratic Party

June 18, 2020

Author and correspondent with The Nation, John Nichols spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 18 about his new book, “The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics” and fighting to make a difference in a political party.

Davida Russell, Secretary-Treasurer of the North Coast Area Labor Federation, Vice President of the Ohio AFL-CIO and Cleveland Heights City Council member spoke about igniting America and fighting for a change, the AFL-CIO workers first caravan and voter suppression.

Labor Lawyer Speaks About Police Unions

Labor Lawyer Speaks About Police Unions

June 17, 2020

Joyce Goldstein, a labor lawyer with Goldstein Gragel, LLC spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 17 about attacks on police unions and reforming police background checks.

Darryll Bell, President of the American Federation of Government Employees, Local 31 spoke about various issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ohio Senator Discusses Election Reform for Upcoming Election

Ohio Senator Discusses Election Reform for Upcoming Election

June 16, 2020

Ohio Senator Nickie Antonio spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 16 about election reform legislation.

Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers spoke about racism and how it should be treated as a public health issue, new health parameters to open up schools, and the Ohio budget shortfall for schools.

Requiring Businesses to Follow New Safety Policies and Standards to Protect Their Workers

Requiring Businesses to Follow New Safety Policies and Standards to Protect Their Workers

June 15, 2020

Ohio House Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 15 about legislation in the Ohio House that aims to protect individuals, healthcare workers and businesses as they reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrew Tinkham, Senior Outreach and Education Program Specialist at the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel spoke about protecting utility consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.