AWF Audio Clips 2021

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Dorsey Hager on America’s Work Force Union Podcast – August 6, 2021

Check out Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager’s latest appearance on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discuss the new $1 trillion infrastructure bill recently passed in the U.S. Senate and what it could potentially mean for union workers. They also spoke about the bill’s future in the House, the importance of unions and the popularity of the PRO Act, pro-union legislation that makes it easier for workers to organize. Hager also talked about the Columbus construction boom.


Dorsey Hager on America’s Work Force Union Podcast – July 2, 2021

You will not want to miss Dorsey Hager, Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer, as he makes his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discuss the PRO Act and what it will mean for unions and middle class jobs, if it passes. Hager shares his thoughts on the likelihood the legislation will be put up for a vote in the Senate. He also discusses the process to fill a vacant Franklin County Commissioner seat after the retirement of longtime County Commissioner Marilyn Brown retired. Hager is happy that Ohio State Rep. Erica Crawley got the seat, though Columbus City Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Sen. Sherrod Brown would also have been a good choice.


Dorsey Hager on America’s Work Force Union Podcast – June 4, 2021

Do not forget 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 the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discuss Columbus’ building boom and what that means for union jobs in the building trades. Hager said the area’s recent road construction may be frustrating, but is a necessary growing pain as Columbus is now the second fastest growing city in America, next to Austin, Texas. He also discussed the success of the local Building Futures and Driving Futures programs – classes designed to teach construction and truck driving to meet the growing demand for highly needed jobs.


Dorsey Hager on America’s Work Force Union Podcast – May 7, 2021

Don’t forget to check out Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager’s latest appearance on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discuss the American Jobs Plan and what it will mean to central Ohio union jobs. They also talk about So-Called “Right to Work” threats in Ohio and the state’s strong union culture, despite a Republican controlled legislature. Hager also discussed Columbus’ new fair contracting law and how the city can award bids to the contractor who delivers the best value, not necessarily the lowest price.


Dorsey Hager on America’s Work Force Union Podcast – April 2, 2021

Listen to Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager’s monthly appearance on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discuss President Biden’s infrastructure initiatives and the effort to rebuild America — what this means for good paying union jobs in Ohio. They also discuss a new data center being constructed in central Ohio and what that means for the Columbus area building trades. Their conversation then turned to the success of the Driving Futures and Building Futures programs and how the program place members of the underserved communities in Columbus down a path to good paying job opportunities in the union construction industry.


Dorsey Hager on America’s Work Force Union Podcast – March 5, 2021

Make sure you listen to Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager’s latest appearance on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Hager spoke about a recent meeting at the White House between President Biden and labor leaders. He discussed the Columbus construction boom and how it is delivering good paying union construction jobs to central Ohio. He also talked about a new job readiness program from the Building Trades to teach interview and financial literacy to potential union members. This new program will be different from the Building and Driving Futures programs.


Dorsey Hager on America’s Work Force Union Podcast – February 5, 2021

Make sure you listen to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, Dorsey Hager, as he makes his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the pros and cons of reopening schools. Hager said it is vital teachers aget vaccinated and safety measures are put in place to protect them and their students. Discussion then turned to national politics, as they reviewed President Biden’s first month in office. Moves such as firing NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, who is a notorious union buster, and appointing Pete Buttigieg and Boston Laborer Marty Walsh to his cabinet drew praise. Finally, Hager spoke about both the Building Futures and Driving Futures Programs, and said they are actively looking for more men and women to apply.


Dorsey Hager on America’s Work Force Union Podcast – January 1, 2021

You’ll want to hear Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager, as he makes his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the building boom currently going on in and around the capital of the Buckeye state. Most of the work involves building tech company warehouses and data centers, with other notable projects including the OSU Wexner Medical Center tower, the downtown Hilton Hotel expansion and more. Despite COVID-19, the C/COBCTC had another record year in 2020 and he believes 2021 may result in even more manhours. One of the keys to boom is brining more people into the building trades, which his affiliated unions are doing. Programs such as Building Futures and Driving Futures are making a difference by bringing members of the underserved community into the building trades.


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