C/COBCTC members log 9 million man-hours in 2022

Dorsey Hager

Dorsey Hager, C/COBCTC Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, made his monthly appearance on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and announced his affiliated members worked a record number of hours in 2022.

Hager told AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc that 2022 was a record year for his jurisdiction as affiliated members logged just over 9 million man-hours. He added this was a 34 percent increase compared to 6.7 million man-hours tallied by affiliated members in 2021. 

Besides the hours worked, Hager said he was re-elected to serve another term as C/COBCTC Executive Secretary-Treasurer. His main duties are to increase the union construction market share and to oversee the funds collected by the building trades council. He noted the C/COBCTC jurisdiction includes 18 affiliated unions among 14 trades and covers eight counties.  

1,000 union members feed hundreds of families

Talked then turned to a charitable event held prior to Christmas.

AWF Host Ed Flash Ferenc

AWF Host Ed “Flash” Ferenc

More than 1,000 union members participated in the 65th Annual Christmas Cares-Unions Share Food Giveaway. Union members, including those in the building trades, volunteered their time to prepare and distribute food baskets to less fortunate families in the central Ohio region. The annual event took place on the Saturday and Sunday before Christmas. 

Hager said the event fed hundreds of families and gave those less fortunate the opportunity to temporarily release their financial burdens and enjoy quality time with their loved ones. He is proud of the effort by union members and in the future, hopes to engage in more community programs. 

Brent Spence Bridge announcement changes America’s infrastructure

Hager also discussed the recent announcement that the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati was slated to receive about $1.6 billion in federal funding. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and President Joe Biden pledged the work to build a new bridge and renovate the old bridge would be exclusively performed by union construction workers.

Hagar then spoke about his involvement in numerous outreach efforts to help ensure work on the Brent Spence Corridor Project goes all union. 

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