6/11: The National Political Candidates and Bad Trade Deals, and Ohio Voter Purging

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Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans Executive Director Norm Wernet talks to us about Senator Rob Portman and Donald Trump’s checkered history with trade deals, and workers’ rights throughout Ohio.

Ohio State Representative Kathleen Clyde of District 75 explains the troubling statewide voter purge, the need for voters to re-register, and other partisan attempts to restrict voters’ rights.

President Tim Burga of the Ohio AFL-CIO talks to us about what it looks like to support a Presidential candidate that supports good trade policy.

5/21: The Closing of State Prison Farms, Against Social Security Privatization, and the New Overtime Updates

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Chris Mabe of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association of AFSCME, joins us to talk about the closing of the state prison farms, and what that means for inmates and workers.

President Norm Wernet of the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans explains why the public should oppose the reappointment of a candidate to the Social Security Trustee Board, because he believes in the privatization of social security.

Tim Burga, President of the Ohio AFL-CIO, explains the importance of the new overtime legislation updates, and who will benefit.

5/14: Ohio Rep. Portman Bad on Trade, and Union Sportsmen Alliance Partners with NFL Players

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President of the Ohio AFL-CIO Tim Burga joins us to talk about Ohio Representative Rob Portman’s positions on foreign trade deals, and Republican presumptive primary nominee Trump on wages.

Union Sportsmen Alliance Representative Jess Levens explains the Sportmen’s Alliance impact report on union members supporting conservation efforts, and their new partnership with the NFL Players’ Association.

Ohio Senate District 33 Representative Joe Schivoni joins us to talk about his proposed E-School Reform Bill, which tackles financial accountability for publicly-funded e-schools, and strengthen attendance requirements for kids attending those schools.

4/30: Acccountability for Publicly-Funded E-Schools and Autism Coverage with Insurance

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Ohio Senate District 33 Representative Joe Schivoni joins us to talk about his proposed E-School Reform Bill, which tackles financial accountability for publicly-funded e-schools, and strengthen attendance requirements for kids attending those schools.

Representative Kathleen Clyde of Ohio House District 75 talks about her support for House Bill 350, which mandates coverage for autism treatment with insurance policies, and the state of voter suppression in Ohio and around the nation.

President Tim Burga of the Ohio AFL-CIO joins us to about about Trump rhetoric vs. Trump reality.

4/16: Equal Pay for Women and Workman’s Comp for Firefighters Diagnosed with Cancer

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Ohio House Representative Greta Johnson joins us to talk about the meaning of equal pay day and how unions fight for pay equality for women on the job.

Doug Stern of the Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters shares with us a victory in the Ohio legislature for workman’s compensation benefits for firefighters diagnosed with cancer related to the job.

President Tim Burga of the Ohio AFL-CIO joins us to talk about President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrill for the Supreme Court and the 4-4 decision on the important labor case, Freidrichs vs California Teachers.

Kevin Grubbs of The Union Sportsman Alliance talks with us about the USA shoots and the March conservation fundraising dinner.

4/9: Passage of Paid Family Leave in Dayton, and Sen Portman’s Terrible Record on Homeland Security Meetings

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Mayor of Dayton Ohio Nan Whalen joins us to talk about the important passage of paid family leave for city workers, a first for an Ohio city, and her support for prevailing wage in city contracts.

President of the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans Norm Wernet lays out Senator Rob Portman’s abysmal record on attending Homeland Security Committee meetings, and a vet’s perspective on his negligence.

Former Director of International Affairs for the UE’s Robin Alexander and Vice President of the UNT in Mexico Benedicto Martinez, join us to talk about about the independent trade union movement in Mexico, the struggle for a union at DMI, and on why Mexicans have migrated to the US in search of economic opportunity.

3/26: Our Elected Representatives, and their Positions on Senior Issues and SCOTUS Appointments

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President Tim Burga of the Ohio AFL-CIO joins us to talk about the GOP’s unlawful obstructionism of Obama’s Supreme Court nomination.

President Norm Wernet of the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans discusses Senator Rob Portman and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland’s position on senior issues.

Firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. Dave Coker, President of the Professional Firefighters of Greensboro-IAFF, Local 947 discusses a peer support training event designed to help combat the mental health problems firefighters face.

In an engaging interview, POLITICO Contributor Michael Toohey elaborates on his his article, “Why Congress must fully fund waterway projects.”

3/19: Lead Water Crisis in Sebring Ohio, As Bad as Flint

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Ohio Senate District 33 Representative Joe Schivoni lays out the water crisis in Sebring, Ohio, and introduces legislation that would require notification of the public when water is found to be contaminated.

Ben Waxman and Whitney Reynolds of American Roots Wear announce the launch of American and union-made fleece and Polartec out of Portland, Maine.

Wendy Patton of Policy Matters Ohio explains Ohio House Bill 343, which rewards companies for using temp employees, despite the harm it causes to the economy and working families.

3/12: The New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes On Predatory Banks

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Jess Levens of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance celebrates the ribbon cutting on an elevated boardwalk project in Palmer Bayou, done as part of the “Work Boots on Ground” trade union and natural conservation alliance.

Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Training Program Coordinator Jean Dearden joins us to talk about the next training class, Writing and Negotiating Contract Language, coming up March 20-25th.

Director Rich Cordray of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau explains how this bureau protect consumers from predatory banks and other abusive businesses, as well as veterans from for-profit schools that take advantage of their student benefits.

3/5: Water Crisis in Sebring, Ohio, and Voter Suppression Rears its Ugly Head in Ohio

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Ohio Senate District 33 Representative Joe Schivoni lays out the water crisis in Sebring, Ohio, and introduces legislation that would require notification of the public when water is found to be contaminated.

Kathleen Clyde from Ohio House District 75 joins us to talk about all the ways that voter suppression tactics have been exercised in Ohio, and voters being purged from records in Ohio.