You need 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 America’s Work Force Radio.
Hager and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the central Ohio construction industry.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine deemed construction as essential industry in Ohio, which means his affiliated members are busy working. He credited the region’s tradesmen and tradeswomen, who are doing a tremendous job, despite the conditions.
Hager talked about how the crisis has ignited the discussion about a need for an infrastructure bill.
Work on items such as bridges, roads and airports is important, but he also explained how data centers are playing a more critical role in infrastructure as well. In central Ohio, several internet giants are currently utilizing C/COBCTC members to construct data centers.
Discussion then turned to fair contracting.
The building trades have made progress over the years to educate elected official on the benefits of fair or responsible contracting.
Many governmental agencies require contractors provide their employees with a certain level of healthcare coverage as one of the many qualifications to be a responsible contractor.
Unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic is once again reminding people about the importance of having good healthcare coverage.
Click here to listen to the entire interview, including their thoughts on the new date for Ohio’s primary election.