Columbus is continuing to grow and members of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building Trades are benefiting from it.
Ed “Flash” Ferenc, host of America’s Workforce Radio, discussed the region’s population boom with Dorsey Hager, Columbus/Central Ohio Building Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer.
Hager’s members are seizing the opportunity of this population surge by helping rebuild central Ohio. They are replacing and constructing the infrastructure and buildings needed to support the region’s growing population.
This work helped them put in record hours in 2016 and should keep them busy in 2017.
C/COBCTC affiliated members will also benefit from Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther’s creation of a Labor Advisory Council (LAC). One of the functions of this council is to promote the benefits of apprenticeships and how they can lead to a middle class lifestyle. The LAC may also lead to a Community Benefit Agreement, which is similar to a Project Labor Agreement, between the City of Columbus and the building trades.
Hager and Ferenc also talked about the C/COBCTC D.A.D.’s Day clay shoot and spoke about So-Called “Right to Work” and anti-Prevailing Wage legislation, both of which are stuck in legislative committees.
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