America’s Workforce Radio Segment: Columbus Building Trades members worked 4.5 million hours in 2016

Dorsey Hager

Dorsey Hager, C/COBCTC Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Members of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building Trades were busy in 2016.

On his first appearance of 2017 on America’s Workforce Radio Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Construction and Building Trades Council, said his members worked a combined 4.5 million hours in the previous year.

By working 4.5 million hours, his members earned more than $35 million in health and welfare benefits and also received over $47 million in retirement benefits.

His 19 affiliated unions combined to spend more than $3.5 million on workforce development and training.

America's Workforce Radio Host Ed "Flash" Ferenc

America’s Workforce Radio Host Ed “Flash” Ferenc

While 2016 was busy, Hager said his members may work even more in 2017.

He updated Ferenc on the fight against So-Called “Right to Work” fight in Kentucky and spoke about the tragic passing of Ohio labor leader Dave Caldwell.

Click here to listen to the entire interview, including Ferenc and Hager celebrating the end of the Cleveland Browns miserable 2016 season.

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