C/COBCTC Members Giving Back to the Community

Check out Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager, as he makes his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio.

Dorsey Hager

Dorsey Hager, C/COBCTC Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Hager told AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc he recently spoke at the Third Friday Democratic Luncheon, where he talked about labor and politics.

While members of the building trades are mostly Democrats, he said some are Republicans and others are independents. He explained to the group how the building trades seek support from both parties. By working to create a building trades coalition in the Statehouse, they are better situated to educate politicians on issues important to the union construction industry.

Hager discussed passage of the PRO Act and then stressed the importance of So-Called “Right to Work” and Prevailing Wage.

America's Workforce Radio Host Ed "Flash" Ferenc

America’s Workforce Radio Host Ed “Flash” Ferenc

He spoke about the effects of So-Called “Right to Work.” Democratic candidates in areas with this legislation generally start three-points behind the Republican candidate.

Hager told Ferenc he was disappointed with state legislators in Virginia, who killed an attempt to repeal the state’s 70-year old So-Called “Right to Work” law.

Lastly, Hager reminisced about his friend Mark Dempsey, who passed away in mid-January.

Dempsey, a restaurateur, was involved in countless Democratic campaigns. He eventually started his namesake restaurant, which became a popular establishment in Franklin County.

Click here to listen to the entire interview, which included talk about Sherwin-Williams deciding to keep their headquarters in Cleveland.

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