NY Magazine: Democrats have paid a high price by letting unions die

Listen to Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council and America’s Workforce Radio host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talk about a NY Magazine article that claims the “Democratic party didn’t merely betray organized labor, but also failed itself. They discuss how former Democratic Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama failed to pass any significant labor law reforms to bolster the union cause, which ultimately helped Donald Trump become president. Through this inaction, the party has allowed So-Called “Right to Work” legislation to flourish, which has the potential to cause the Democratic Party great harm if implemented in 80 percent of the states.

America's Workforce Radio Host Ed "Flash" Ferenc

America’s Workforce Radio Host Ed “Flash” Ferenc

Dorsey Hager

Dorsey Hager, C/COBCTC Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Discussion turned to the Midwest Economic Policy Institute study on the repeal of Indiana’s Prevailing Wage law. The study showed governments have not saved any money since the repeal. It also revealed that more out-of-state contractors are winning bids and bringing in outside construction workers to build local projects.

They also talked about the AFL-CIO “Working People’s Day of Action” rally, the Janus vs. ASFCME U.S. Supreme Court Case and the recent NABTU Annual Leaders Conference.

To listen to the entire interview, which included Hager talking about the proposed federal infrastructure bill, click here.

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