The Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council hosted year-end networking event to celebrate another busy construction season.
The C/COBCTC hosted its Friends of Labor Christmas Luncheon at the Hollywood Casino on Dec. 14.
Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, views the gathering as a key tool to bring building trades leaders and labor supporters together.
The event enables union leaders to establish or strengthen relationships with politicians and community leaders, as well as educate them about building trades issues.
For Hager, who has three mega projects in his jurisdiction, the event may be one of a few times he is able to speak with some elected officials who support the building trades.
“Our holiday party is a great time to gather with friends of labor to continue our relationships that we have built and maintained through the years,” Hager said. “With the amount of work going on and how busy all our officers and members are, it is a good opportunity to gather with the elected officials in one room.”
Besides the C/COBCTC event, the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council hosted their event at the Sonesta hotel in Columbus on Dec. 8.
Political discussion was unavoidable with there being state-level politicians in attendance. However, talk also turned to the ability to staff the $100 billion New Albany Intel project and many other large projects coming in 2023.
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