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Tell Me About Your Job is a podcast that dives into the jobs and careers of all kinds of normal people, the work they do every single day! We want to inform our listeners about different work fields and careers that are available to them, whether they’re high-schoolers, college students, or adults looking to change careers. We accomplish that by interviewing industry professionals about the work they do on a daily basis, and what it really looks like to have a job in their field. We hope thi ...
 
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 ...
 
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On today’s edition of the AWF Union Podcast, we remember the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and honor those who lost their lives that day. New York City District Council of Carpenters President Paul Capurso spoke publicly for the first time about what he experienced on Sept. 11, 2001. Also featured on today’s episode was Unit…
 
American Legion Director of Media and Communications Jeff Stoffer was the first featured guest on today’s edition of the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He spoke about a recent interview the American Legion did with the VA Secretary about recent mandates for their healthcare workers, wind therapy on dirtbikes to assist with PTSD and veterans fi…
 
Contributing writer for The Nation and current Harvard student Ilana Cohen was the first featured guest on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. She spoke about Harvard students organizing to encourage the school to divest from fossil fuel dependency and how they were able to accomplish this feat. North Coast Area Labor Federation President Pat…
 
AFGE Local 31 President Daryll Bell joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss the HEROES Act. He also dove into the progress of contract negotiations for federal employees, and addressed VA staffing shortages and safety issues with nurses. Today’s show also featured the Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco, who spoke with host Ed “Flash”…
 
Communications Workers of America District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss the PRO Act and other worker-friendly legislation. He also announced winners of the union’s Red Boxing Glove award. The Labor Citizen Editor Tom Germuska, Jr. was also featured on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast.…
 
IBEW Local 2322 Business Manager and Financial Secretary Eric Hetrick joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss negotiating the first contract for the Comcast bargaining unit in Massachusetts and the difficult journey they had to take to get the contract. Also featured on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast was Truckers Movement for Justic…
 
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 94 Business Agent and President Thomas Hart joined the AWF Union Podcast to recount his experiences from that day. He recalled the rescue efforts, as he used his engineering expertise to aid in the search for survivors, including four union Brothers. Na…
 
North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the workers who kept the North American economy running throughout the pandemic, the potential impact of an infrastructure bill and the benefits of apprenticeship readiness programs. The AWF Union Podcast congratulates Jim Williams Jr., who was re…
 
Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga was the first guest on today’s edition of the AWF Union Podcast. He spoke about the Ohio AFL-CIO celebrating Labor Day, the increase in workers joining unions and the Congressional redistricting process in Ohio. American Society of Civil Engineers Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiati…
 
U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joined the special Labor Day edition of the AWF Union Podcast. Secretary Walsh discussed his history as a member of Laborers Local 223, his time as the Mayor of Boston, and finally becoming the Secretary of Labor. He also spoke about improving the Department of Labor and shoring up multiemployer pension plans. Al…
 
Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager was the first featured guest on today’s edition of the AWF Union Podcast. He spoke about vaccine status on jobsites, the infrastructure bill and Liz Shuler being appointed AFL-CIO President. North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters …
 
Kelley & Ferraro Attorney Joyce Reichard joined the AWF Union Podcast today to speak about the ongoing Zantac multidistrict litigation case. She also discussed CPAP machine recalls and how other Philips products are being affected. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was also featured on today’s episode. He spoke about the bi-partisan infrastructure bill and h…
 
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 Counci…
 
UAW Local 2110 President Maida Rosenstein was today’s first guest on the AWF Union Podcast. Rosenstein spoke about organizing museum workers and curators in New York City and how union organizing became her obsession. Survey & Ballot Systems Account Manager and Accounting Specialist John Westerhaus was also featured on today’s episode. He explained…
 
Today on the AWF Union Podcast, IBEW Local 567 Training Director Justin Walsh spoke about the job opportunities surrounding electric vehicles and electric vehicle maintenance, retirement security for IBEW members and organizing efforts in the different sectors at Amazon. Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Senior Outreach and Education Program Sp…
 
John Shinn, International Secretary-Treasurer of the United Steelworkers, joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the prospect of union job creation in the coming years. Shinn said investments in renewable energy sources will help put people to work in good-paying, union jobs. Joe McCartin, a professor at Georgetown University and contributor to Workin…
 
Today on the AWF Union Podcast, AFL-CIO Government Affairs Director Bill Samuel spoke about voting rights legislation, the bi-partisan infrastructure plan, the budget reconciliation and holding corporations accountable with monetary penalties. Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell was also a featured guest on the AWF Union Podcas…
 
Today on the AWF Union Podcast Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini spoke about proper firestopping work. He explained the importance of firestopping and how it is an essential step in the construction of commercial and residential buildings to contain fires. International Brotherhood of Teamsters…
 
Ironworkers Local 7 Business Agent Grant Provost joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss an offshore wind project, apprenticeship opportunities for workers and fighting for Project Labor Agreement legislation in Maine. The AWF Union Podcast Independent Labor Voice Tom Buffenbarger was also featured on today’s episode. He spoke about his exper…
 
Newly appointed AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond was the first guest on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. He spoke about his new position with the labor federation, the PRO Act being renamed the Richard Trumka PRO Act and discussion about the uptick in organizing across the country. Also featured on today’s episode was NCOSH Board M…
 
American Legion Director of Media and Communications Jeff Stoffer was the first guest on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. He discussed the upcoming 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He also discussed the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, the safety of refugees and the American Legion baseball World Series. Also f…
 
United Steelworkers District 1 Rapid Response Coordinator Tiffany McKee was excited to discuss the Made in America Tour, which wraps up on Sept. 20 in Pittsburgh on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. She explained why manufacturing is such a vital industry to the U.S. economy and to members of the USW. National Affairs Correspondent for The …
 
Today on the AWF Union Podcast, Willie Haywood Jr., National Veterans Affairs Council 262 Sixth District President of the American Federation of Government Employees, spoke about President Biden reversing Trump-era executive orders that restricted a Unions right to represent its bargaining unit employees. He also discussed increasing the AFGE membe…
 
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 7 Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Jeff Mehrhoff made his debut appearance on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. He spoke about his involvement with the union, their organizing efforts, why so-called “Right to Work” is damaging to the workforce and the misclassification o…
 
Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1102 Lead Organizer Hope Gilmore discussed the concern for worker safety within call centers. After a coworker fell ill with COVID-19, the union went on a campaign to ensure workers could work from the safety of their homes. CWA Local 1102 President Steve Lawton also joined today’s episode. Lawton focus…
 
John Lippert, a journalist for The American Prospect, joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss worker misclassification in American warehouses. His discussion focused on jobs at Mars Inc. and Amazon. He also explained the tactics companies use to avoid using American, union labor. Also featured on the podcast today was labor lawyer Joyce Golds…
 
The construction trades offer a great opportunity for people to obtain a secure and good paying job. Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council President Dan Bukiewicz joined the AWF Union Podcast today to explain what a career in the construction trades can do for you, apprenticeship opportunities in Milwaukee and modernized technology cre…
 
As the cannabis industry begins to expand, so do the job opportunities. UFCW Local 152 Union Representative and Organizer Hugh Giordano explained the vast amount of opportunities for workers in the marijuana industry and organizing those workers. OPCMIA Local 633 Apprenticeship Coordinator Brian Farmer was also featured today on the AWF Union Podca…
 
Communications Workers of America District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews was the first guest on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. The new infrastructure bill was the main topic of discussion, as Mathews focused on broadband expansion. He also spoke about the importance of passing the PRO Act and how it will finally give some teeth…
 
Texas AFL-CIO President Leonard Aguilar was the first featured guest on today’s edition of the AWF Union Podcast. Aguilar discussed the Texas Climate Jobs Project, union jobs being a pathway to the middle class for workers and the political climate in the state. PHI National Vice President of Policy Robert Espinoza was today’s second guest. He spok…
 
Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager was the first featured guest on today’s show. He spoke about the infrastructure bill and how it will get thousands of men and women back to work. He also touched on a new facility being built in New Albany, Ohio. Also featured on today’s episod…
 
Kelley & Ferraro attorney Jack Corrigan joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss a case their firm won regarding a death due to mesothelioma. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown also joined the AWF Union Podcast today to speak about a new jobs bill, why the unemployment system is beneficial, the Bridge Investment Act and the Build America By America Act.…
 
What is the difference between the individual market and the group market for Medicare and Medicare Advantage? Humana Associate Vice President of Group Medicare Eric St. Pierre joined the AWF Union Podcast today to explain the key differences to listeners. Connecting people with good jobs is one of the main goals of the United Labor Agency. ULA Exe…
 
Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga was one of two featured guests on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. Burga joined the show to discuss supporting the passage of the PRO Act and how support for the PRO Act has created solidarity amongst union members. He also discussed gerrymandering and voter suppression laws in Ohio. Also featured was ProPu…
 
Today’s edition of the AWF Union Podcast is a featured replay of the July 14 show. International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers District Representative of Safety and Health Wayne Creasap spoke about the extensive training provided during the ironworker apprenticeships, which helps members perform their jo…
 
The war against workers may never end. Fortunately, with legislation such as the PRO Act, workers will gain more of a voice at the bargaining table. Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan was featured on the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss the benefits of a strong union presence in the workplace and supporting the striking workers at Warrior …
 
Regardless of the field, no one deserves to work in a hostile labor environment. Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild President Fatima Hussein was one of today’s featured guests and she spoke about the challenges of representing journalists and nonprofit news workers, and the future of the labor movement within the news industry. Immigrant workers are fr…
 
Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini discussed transitioning military service members to careers in the building trades on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. He also applauded the return of inflatable rats at labor protests and discussed the alternatives that have been used in recent ye…
 
Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 6 Business Agent Jeff Saliba was featured on today’s edition of the AWF Union Podcast to discuss apprenticeship programs, Prevailing Wage, unlicensed contractors and sectoral bargaining. The America’s Work Force Union Podcast’s independent labor voice, Tom Buffenbarger, was also featured on today’s…
 
Communications Workers of America’s Local 4008 Unit Vice President-IEFS Kojak Valentine joined the AWF Union Podcast. He spoke about the efforts to provide accessible and affordable broadband for everyone in the U.S. and it will benefit U.S. business and improve student education. Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan was also featu…
 
Today on the AWF Union Podcast, United Steelworkers Vice President of Human Affairs Fred Redmond spoke about the Voting Rights Act, the constant attacks on voting laws and the right to vote, and recent voter suppression laws introduced by Republicans to make voting more difficult. Working Class Perspectives Contributor John Russo was also featured …
 
AFL-CIO Government Affairs Director Bill Samuel was one of the featured guest speakers on today’s edition of the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He spoke about the benefits of the American Jobs Plan, what needs to be done to pass the PRO Act and the Warrior Met coal miners strike. New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters Presid…
 
Today on the AWF Union Podcast, AFGE National Veterans Affairs Council 53 First Executive Vice President MJ Burke spoke about the new emergency temporary standards for VA workers, the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Modernization Act and collective bargaining agreement updates. Also featured on the podcast today was OPCMIA International Rep…
 
Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss the attempt by Worthington Public Library workers to organize for a stronger voice in the workplace. She also spoke about Ohio educators celebrating the Fair School Funding Plan, which was included in the state's budget. Missouri-Kansas Laborers-Empl…
 
Tennessee AFL-CIO President Billy Dycus was the first featured guest on today’s edition of the AWF Union Podcast. Dycus spoke about the current labor climate in Tennessee, issues with hiring contractors who use day laborers for projects and explaining the true, unfortunate meaning of So-Called “Right to Work.” Retail, Wholesale and Department Store…
 
Today on the AWF Union Podcast, The Texas Observer Executive Editor Megan Kimble spoke about her new article “The End of the Highway.” Her article covers congested freeways in Texas, lack of public transportation in rural areas and how Texans have to fight for funding for these projects because it is excluded from the state budget. North Coast Area…
 
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers District Representative of Safety and Health Wayne Creasap was featured on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. He explained how Ironworkers go through extensive training in their apprenticeship, which helps them perform their job efficiently and safely. C…
 
Communications Workers of America District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews discussed the need for modern infrastructure, such as expanded broadband on today’s episode of the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He explained why infrastructure is just as important as roads and bridges, and why people need access to important technology to par…
 
Laborers International Union of North America Local 860 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Tony Liberatore, Jr. joined the AWF Union Podcast today to explain the influx of work their Local will see with a new infrastructure bill. He also discussed ongoing issues at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center. The county is no longer recognizing…
 
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