April 23, 2008
Episode 44 of POWERcast brings you the latest on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement battle in Washington. You'll hear highlights from the recent Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference co-sponsored by the USW. And the Creep of the Week blasts the richest corporation in the world for mistreating a disabled employee.
March 19, 2008
Episode 43 previews the first ever national conference on green jobs. You'll hear why fixing the nation's broken trade policies is a priority in the presidential campaign. And the Creep of the Week is a free-trading Republican who actually believes NAFTA was good for American workers.
February 20, 2008
Episode 42 of POWERcast goes one-on-one with Charles Kernigan, who along with the USW, is exposing sweatshops, slave and child labor and other inhumane abuses around the world. You’ll hear from an author who is telling the story of one of labor’s brightest leaders. And the Creep of the Week award goes to another Bush appointee with a shamefully blemished record.
February 05, 2008
Episode 41 of POWERcast brings you a report on one of the top issues facing America – the struggling economy. You’ll hear from an award-winning journalist who’s chronicled how the nation’s unfair tax system rewards the rich and hurts everyone else. And the Creep of the Week award highlights what’s wrong with a system that ignores strong leaders who fight for working families.
January 25, 2008
Episode 40 of POWERcast brings you the latest on the USW’s growing Toxic Trade campaign. We’re on the ground as Steelworkers hit 100 congressional offices in one day to pressure lawmakers to fix the import crisis that is hurting our jobs and our families. We’ll take you on the campaign trail with presidential candidate John Edwards, where at every stop USW members are making a difference. And the Creep of the Week shows just how misguided some leaders are when it comes to the economy.
January 02, 2008
Episode 39 of POWERcast tells you about a very important report about how unregulated trade is endangering American consumers. You’ll go to a gathering of the world’s labor leaders in Washington, D.C. And the Creep of the Week is another example of how an American community and U.S. workers lose out in the age of globalization. The company known for its sweets will leave a sour taste in your mouth.
November 29, 2007
Episode 38 of POWERcast takes you to recent protests against the National Labor Relations Board, an agency now bent on crushing workers rights rather than enforcing them. You’ll also hear from Congressman Mike Doyle, who recently joined with the Steelworkers and the U.S. PIRG on the USW’s crusade to stop toxic trade. The Creep of the Week is another Bush administration agency that has made a stunning, unexplainable decision devastating to workers and communities.
November 13, 2007
Episode 37 of POWERcast showcases an important report about the state of a Mexican mine. You’ll hear how it’s an example of why strong global solidarity is a necessity. Labor leader Napoleon Gomez makes an appearance along with USW President Leo Gerard. The Creep of the Week title is awarded to another underperforming executive whose exorbitant exit pay is mind boggling – especially as millions of Americans face financial ruin because of the mortgage crisis.
November 05, 2007
Episode 36 of POWERcast puts the spotlight on the anti-sweatshop bill, a very important piece of federal legislation that would not only protect children at home but children around the world. You’ll also get the latest on the USW’s toxic trade campaign, including an interview with a world-renowned lead expert who’s angry that a lifetime of research is being ignored. No one deserves the Creep of the Week award more than this week’s recipient - a bureaucrat whose unbelievable behavior is not only politically perturbing, but may be costing kids their lives.
October 22, 2007
Come along with presidential candidate John Edwards as he campaign in Iowa and here why so many USW members are supporting his bid for the White House. POWERcast 35 also updates you on an important U.S. Trade Commission ruling. You’ll find out how the Cleveland Browns and the United Steelworkers are teaming up to help student athletes. And don’t tune out before finding out the Creep of the Week. It’s one of the worst offenders to date.
October 09, 2007
Episode 34 of POWERcast takes you to Toronto, Canada, and Washington, D.C., for the launch of a major North American campaign to stop toxic trade. We bring you a report from the Women of Steel conference, where more than a thousand activists attended the largest gathering of working women ever. And the Creep of the Week will make you wish Election Day were tomorrow so you could vote out the folks who care more about corporations than kids.
September 27, 2007
Episode 33 of POWERcast previews the USW’s major North American awareness campaign that aims to stop the toxic imports that are endangering our families. You’ll also hear the Steelworkers’ National Political Director talk about how trade is shaping up to be a major campaign issue. And the Creep of the Week is a multiple award recipient whose head-shaking stances against children and families are just plain wrong.
September 10, 2007
This edition of POWERcast recaps a very special Labor Day when the United Steelworkers and United Mine Workers of America gave presidential candidate John Edwards a major boost. There’s a report on the first USW president who is being remembered with a bridge named in his honor. And the Creep of the Week honors goes to government and corporate officials who are trying to spin their way out of an obvious crisis involving the health and safety of our children.
August 27, 2007
The AFL-CIO’s Bob Baugh visits with us in this edition of POWERcast to talk about how repairing the nation’s roads, bridges, utilities and other infrastructure is not only good for the country but can be good for workers. There’s a report from Workers Independent News about how the USW is protecting consumers and workers by drawing attention to a dangerous chemical used to make everything from non-stick pots and pans to pizza boxes. And Creep of the Week honors go to a boss whose bad safety record and manic media performances have raised questions about a deadly disaster.
August 21, 2007
This edition of POWERcast brings you the latest news in the heart-breaking case of sick nuclear workers fighting for health care. USW President Leo Gerard appeared on a national news program to talk about unions’ agenda in the presidential campaign and we were there. There’s also a report on a major victory for Continental Tire retirees. Don’t miss the Creep of the Week – it celebrates a right-wing rant from a not-so-compassionate conservative running amok.