Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, made his first appearance on the country’s only daily labor-radio program, America’s Workforce Radio.
Hager and show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the “Friedrichs” Tie Vote in the Supreme Court and how the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia impacted the vote and blocked the power of the court’s four remaining conservatives to move the “fair share” law to the right.
The two also spoke about the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland and what Hager thinks may happen in Cleveland. Hager explained the importance of creating and maintaining a Building Trades caucus. This type of approach, he said, allows the trades to help educate elected officials on both sides of the political aisle.
Hager also explained the apprenticeship model and how the trades work to recruit apprentices. Apprenticeships, he said, offer men and women the opportunity to earn while they learn. This means men and women can earn a livable wage, while learning about their trade. Apprentices receive a free education and also receive healthcare and retirement benefits.
Ferenc and Hager also discussed the results of the recent Franklin County primary results and look ahead to the November General Election.
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