AWF Audio Clips 2019

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Dorsey Hager on America’s Workforce Radio – March 1, 2019

Do not miss Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager on America’s Workforce Radio. During his monthly appearance, Hager and Ed “Flash” Ferenc, AWF host, discuss Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, who is running unopposed for re-election. Talked then turned from a politician who supports the building trades to a pair of politicians who are anti-building trades. Reps. Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) and Susan Manchester (R-Lakeview) introduced legislation to make Prevailing Wage optional in Ohio, but there is little support for H.B. 78. Discussion switched from politics to the central Ohio work outlook and Hager said his members are busy. In addition to the massive Facebook project, Google announced a $600 million datacenter will be built in New Albany. He said his affiliated unions are working hard to recruit apprentices to help man these jobs and credited the Columbus Building Futures Program as a way to help bring men and women into the building trades. The third graduating class of Building Futures pre-apprenticeship program is helping put members of the underserved community to work.


Dorsey Hager on America’s Workforce Radio – February 1, 2019

You will want to check out Dorsey Hager, Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer, as he makes his monthly appearance on America’s Workforce Radio. This month, Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talk about Republican Larry Householder, who was elected Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives in January. According to Hager, during Householder’s previous term, there were no legislative attacks on unions or union issues. He believes this is a good indicator for the upcoming term and provides insight into Householder’s background. Besides politics, they discuss a recent career fair and a contractor fair. Hager said there was a great turnout for both the career fair and the contractors fair, which helped area contractors learn how to get prequalified for City projects such as Linden Recreation Center and sports complex. Discussion then turned to area projects and Hager mentioned his members are busying working on the following projects: OSU Wexner Medical Center, Facebook datacenter, Google datacenter and Franklin County Jail. He hopes they will soon be working on a new stadium for the Crew.


Dorsey Hager on America’s Workforce Radio – January 4, 2019

Do not miss the monthly appearance of Dorsey Hager, Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer, on America’s Workforce Radio. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talk about the upcoming race between Republicans Larry Householder and Ryan Smith, as they both vie to become the next Speaker of the Ohio House. Hager explains why his organization endorsed Householder in the 2018 General Election and why, based on Householder’s past history of supporting the building trades and their industry issues, Democrats should support him. They also discuss a recent report by the Associated General Contractors of America, which indicates contractors are concerned about a lack of skilled workers. Hager rebutted the report and said his contractors have enough manpower to finish their projects on time. The C/COBCTC is working to recruit new members and multiple affiliated trades will be present at the Fort Hayes Career Center on Jan. 31, from 4 to 7 p.m., for a career fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to try hands-on demonstrations. Hager and Ferenc also discuss Crew soccer and Browns football.



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