America's Work Force Radio Podcast

America's Work Force Radio Podcast

America's Work Force Radio 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 Radio Podcast provides updates and information from sources around the United States and continues to be the trusted voice for workers across the country.... Show More

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July 13, 2020 54 min

General President of The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Terry O’Sullivan, spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 13 to discuss pipeline and infrastructure issues in the United States. He also spoke about the INVEST in America Act and the Supreme Court Ruling on DACA.

Executive Director of Helmets to Hardhats, David Porter spoke about their organization and connecting transitioning active-duty ...

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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July 1, 2020 54 min

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 Speci...

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June 30, 2020 54 min

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 t...

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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 Pur...

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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...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 knowi...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 Cle...

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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.

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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.

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