Check out Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager, as he makes his first appearance of the New Year on America’s Work Force Radio.
In this episode, Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talk about members of the building trades giving back to the community by working as a volunteer.
One annual event C/COBCTC members participate in is the Charity Newsies.
On one Saturday in December, Charity Newsies volunteer to sell specially produced editions of The Columbus Dispatch in order to raise money to purchase school clothes for needy children.
Last year, the Charity Newsies raised over $1.7 million.
This year, Hager said the building trades corner raised over $24,000 collection donations from sales of the paper.
Another event volunteer event for building trades members is the St. Stephen’s Community House Annual Christmas Cares-Unions Share Food Giveaway.
Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council affiliated members worked together to prepare and distribute food baskets to feed the less fortunate during the Christmas season.
Discussion then turned to safety.
Ferenc referenced a safety study conducted in both the state and city of New York, which showed union building trades work more safely than non-union construction members.
Hager said there were two deaths on the non-union Mount Carmel hospital project in Columbus and then talked about the difference between union and non-union safety training.
Click here to listen to the entire interview, which included talk about Prevailing Wage, Teamsters Local 284 and the Driving Futures program.