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 continues to be the trusted voice for workers across the country.
Arnold Scott, National Vice President, AFGE District 6 | Roxanne Brown, International Vice President at Large, United Steelworkers
Arnold Scott, American Federation of Government Employees District 6 National Vice President, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed how a federal government shutdown will hurt federal employees. He also spoke about the fight to increase the pay of federal employees and the strides made by the AFGE to diversify membership to improve working conditions for African Americans.
Roxanne Brown, United Steelworkers International Vice President at Large, appeared on the AWF Union Podcast and spoke about the loss of 900 jobs at a West Virginia tin mill. She also explained some of the USW’s concerns regarding the acquisition of U.S. Steel by Japan-based Nippon Steel.
Bill Samuel, Director of Government Affairs, AFL-CIO | Steve Hicks, President, Teamsters Local 283
Bill Samuel, AFL-CIO Legislative Director, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss ongoing issues in Congress, specifically their inability to pass a budget plan for the year. Samuel also addressed proposed cuts to worker protection programs and a constitutional challenge to the National Labor Relations Board.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 283 President Steve Hicks joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to talk about the status of negotiations at the Marathon Petroleum Refinery in Detroit and explain why members voted to approve a strike if negotiations do not improve.
Paul Rodell, Executive Council Member, APA Teamsters Local 1224 | Nya Anthony, Research Analyst, Good Jobs First
Captain Paul Rodell, an executive council member of the Allied Pilots Association Teamsters Local 1224, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Omni Air negotiations and the events that led to the members recently voting to approve a potential strike.
Research Analyst for Good Jobs First, Nya Anthony, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss her recent report on racial inequality within the board seats at privatized state economic development corporations across nine states.
Melissa Cropper, President, Ohio AFL-CIO | Carl Kriss, Director, Relighting the Flame
Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to talk about organizing campaigns in 2024. Cropper also talked about the organization’s biennial convention and the success of Literacy Across Ohio Day.
Director Carl Kriss joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss his upcoming documentary, Relighting the Flame, which focuses on the fall and comeback of the steel industry in Northeast Ohio. Kriss talked about the inspiration behind the film and some of the worker stories that stuck with him.
Everett Kelley, National President, AFGE | Eric Dean, International President, Iron Workers Union
Everett Kelley, National President of the American Federation of Government Employees, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss his 44 years with the union. Kelley talked about his success organizing at all levels of the organization and how the AFGE uses its National Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference to fight for government workers.
International President of the Iron Workers Union, Eric Dean, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the union is doing to meet the growing needs in the workforce. Dean also discussed the exceptional safety training that members must undergo and their efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in the organization.
Jeff Stoffer, Director of Media and Communications, American Legion | Robert Roach Jr, President, Alliance for Retired Americans
In preparation for Women’s History Month, which takes place in next month, Jeff Stoffer, Director of Media and Communications for the American Legion, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the March edition of the Legion Magazine.
Our Black History Month coverage continues as Alliance for Retired Americans President Robert Roach Jr. joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed what it meant to become the first black General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and his legacy to improve diversity in union leadership.
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