AWF Audio Clips 2020

AWF Audio Clips 2020

America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in America and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports.

 


Dorsey Hager on America’s Workforce Radio – May 1, 2020

Make sure to check out Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, as he makes his monthly appearance on American’s Work Force Radio. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the recent announcement by the North America’s Building Trades Union of standardized nationalized construction jobsite safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. In Ohio, the construction industry was deemed essential and Hager says a number of contractors are taking measures to keep his members safe. Right now, about 95 percent of projects are fully staffed. Hager also took part in a Facebook Live panel discussion regarding essential workers held by Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady and said people and companies should patronize those local companies, who provide basic human dignities such as health insurance. Talk then turned to the Ohio Primary Election, where the big push for the building trades was getting their members elected into central committee seats.

 


Dorsey Hager on America’s Workforce Radio – April 3, 2020

Listen to Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager, as he makes his monthly appearance on American’s Workforce Radio. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the effects of the coronavirus on construction within his jurisdiction. Construction has been deemed essential in Ohio and Hager said the members are doing an excellent job, despite the circumstances. He also credited the business managers, business representatives and contractors as well for their efforts. He also discussed how he and his affiliated unions are trying to keep the industry moving forward during this time, especially as many other industries are forced to temporarily shutter. Besides dealing with the issues posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hager also talked about the importance of health insurance, which is part of the C/COBCTC fair contracting policy. This crisis has highlighted the importance of providing employees with good health insurance. They also spoke about the legislature moving Ohio’s Primary Election Day to April 28, and it must all be done via mail.

 


Dorsey Hager on America’s Workforce Radio – March 6, 2020

You need 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. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed a building trades union leadership conference, which took place in January and the upcoming North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference. They then talked about the makeup of the current National Labor Relations Board, and how it is changing established labor laws. Discussion then turned to the Driving Futures Program, where nine of the participants graduated from this pilot program and six have already been placed in jobs where they are represented by the Teamsters Union. The other three participants are currently deciding between offers of employment by multiple companies.

 


Dorsey Hager on America’s Workforce Radio – February 7, 2020

Listen to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Dorsey Hager, as he makes his monthly appearance on American’s Workforce Radio. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the Third Friday Democratic Luncheon. Hager was asked to speak at this luncheon on labor and politics. He explained to the group how the building trades are working to create a building trades coalition in the Statehouse. Hager discussed the passage of the PRO Act and stressed the importance of So-Called “Right to Work” and Prevailing Wage. Conversation then changed to the situation in Virginia, where the Democratic-controlled legislator killed an attempt to repeal So-Called “Right to Work” legislation. Lastly, Hager talked about passing of Mark Dempsey, who died in mid-January.

 


Dorsey Hager on America’s Workforce Radio – January 3, 2020

Check out Dorsey Hager, Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer, as he makes his monthly appearance on American’s Workforce Radio. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the generosity of building trades members, who unselfishly give back to the community. In December, building trades members participated in two major events – The Charity Newsies and the St. Stephen’s Community House 65th Annual Christmas Cares-Unions Share Food Giveaway. Discussion transitioned to Teamsters Local 284, which helps with the Driving Futures program. Other topics Hager and Ferenc talked about included an attack on Prevailing Wage and the difference in safety between union and non-union construction workers.

 


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