100 episodes

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.

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    • Business
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

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.

    Pete Ielmini (Insulators Union LMCT) / Mike Dolan (International Brotherhood of Teamsters)

    Pete Ielmini (Insulators Union LMCT) / Mike Dolan (International Brotherhood of Teamsters)

    Insulators Union LMCT Executive Director Pete Ielmini was the first featured guest on the AWF Union Podcast today. He rejoined the podcast to discuss a tragic high-rise fire in NYC and how a properly working fire containment system, may have prevented the loss of 17 lives. 


     


    International Brotherhood of Teamsters Legislative Representative Mike Dolan also joined the show today. He discussed  the Made in America Council,  the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and offered a solution to help increase the number of truck drivers.

    • 54 min
    David Baker (Ironworkers Local 44) / Tom Buffenbarger

    David Baker (Ironworkers Local 44) / Tom Buffenbarger

    Ironworkers Local 44 Business Manager and Financial Secretary-Treasurer David Baker made his debut appearance on today’s edition of the AWF Union Podcast. He discussed how the process to obtain a welding certification is too easy, as even pets can get certified to weld. Baker also explained why the  Brent Spence Bridge needs to be repaired. 


    Tom Buffenbarger, an Independent Labor Voice for America’s Work Force Union Podcast, was also a featured guest on the show today. He spoke about a potential strike by up to 17,000 unionfreight railway workers and gave an overlook of Joe Biden’s presidency after one year in office.

    • 54 min
    Jason Wheeler (Carpenters Local 205) / Greg Regan (Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO)

    Jason Wheeler (Carpenters Local 205) / Greg Regan (Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO)

    Today on the AWF Union Podcast, Carpenters Local 205 and Eastern Atlantic States


    Regional Council of Carpenters Council Representative Jason Wheeler spoke about wage theft in the construction industry. He also talked about his Local’s ability to organize and issues with So-Called “Right to Work” in their jurisdiction. 


    Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO President Greg Regan was also featured on the podcast today. Regan discussed the Biden Administration delivering legislative victories for transportation labor unions and their workers, and America's largest transportation labor union coalition adding three new unions.

    • 54 min
    Jeff Stoffer (American Legion) / Rich Fiesta (Alliance for Retired Americans)

    Jeff Stoffer (American Legion) / Rich Fiesta (Alliance for Retired Americans)

    Jeff Stoffer, The American Legion Director of Media and Communications, was featured on the AWF Union Podcast today. He previewed the February edition of the American Legion Magazine and discussed a few of the featured stories within this edition.


    Alliance for Retired Americans Executive Director Rich Fiesta also joined the podcast today. He discussed how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ordered the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reconsider the massive Medicare Part B premium hike. Fiesta also spoke about the No Surprises Act, which will protect consumers from surprise medical bills. 

    • 54 min
    Liat Olenick (The Nation) / Pat Gallagher (United Steelworkers)

    Liat Olenick (The Nation) / Pat Gallagher (United Steelworkers)

    Liat Olenick, contributing writer for The Nation, was the first featured guest on today’s America’s Work Force Union Podcast. She spoke about her new article “There Is Something Very Wrong With a Society That Scapegoats Its Teachers” and explained why she believes there are orchestrated attacks occurring against teachers. 


    United Steelworkers District 1 Sub-District Director Pat Gallagher was the second featured guest on the AWF podcast today. He discussed a renewed organizing attempt by the USW at a stainless steel plant in Alabama. 

    • 54 min
    David Cann (American Federation of Government Employees) / John Flatt (Roofers & Waterproofers Local 37)

    David Cann (American Federation of Government Employees) / John Flatt (Roofers & Waterproofers Local 37)

    American Federation of Government Employees Director of Organizing David Cann was featured on today’s episode of the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He joined the podcast to discuss the AFGE’s Collective Power Now organizing campaign and organizing plans for 2022. 


    Also featured on the podcast today was Roofers and Waterproofers Local 37 Business Manager and Financial Secretary-Treasurer John Flatt. He discussed the commercial and industrial roofing industry in the greater Pittsburgh area and the Local 37 apprenticeship program.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Great pod

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