Junior Apprenticeship Program Discussed on America’s Work Force

Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council spoke with America’s Work Force on August 2 about the Junior Apprenticeship Program.

Dorsey Hager Columbus Building and Construction Trades CouncilHager talked about summer programs in Columbus and the Central Ohio area, whether it be a sports camp, or a typical summer camp, and how they are a great way for kids to go out all day, receive meals, interact with one another, and be out of the house all day. He then talked about the building trades putting together an apprenticeship camp for kids where every day of the week they would go to a different facility and learn about a different trade and even be able to work hands on with some of the things the workers in the trade do. Hager said it is a great way for kids to familiarize themselves with the variety of trades and maybe even spark an interest in them. Furthermore, he spoke about the C/CO BCTC Building Futures Pre-Apprenticeship Program, where highschool aged students go through a 12-week program that provides them with trade specific instruction that will allow them to enter straight into an apprenticeship program once they are finished with highschool. Students in the Building Futures Pre-Apprenticeship Program earn wages while they are learning trade specific skills during this program.

Tim Murphy Mother JonesRuss Choma, writer for Mother Jones Magazine also spoke to America’s Work Force on Friday, August 2. Choma spoke about President Trump and his recent attack on French wine and why it represents a conflict of interest. He said that the President threatened to retaliate against a new French law, which taxes American technology companies, by implying imposing taxes on French wine and saying that American wine is better. This presents a conflict of interest because the Trump family owns wineries themselves and is clear they would benefit if this tax is imposed.



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Booming Economy in Columbus Discussed on America’s Work Force

Dorsey Hager, executive secretary-treasurer with the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council spoke with America’s Work Force on Friday, July 5 about the economy in Columbus, Ohio.

Dorsey Hager Columbus Building and Construction Trades CouncilHager first spoke about Columbus and all of the construction projects going on in the area. He said that the amount of construction going on in the area is a good thing because it is putting a lot of people to work and helping boost their economy. Next, Hager spoke about a neutrality agreement with Columbus hotel employees and their employers. He said that the hotels told their employees they are not for, or against unions, so if they decide that they want to unionize, the employers will not push back against them.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Matt RothschildMatt Rothschild, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign spoke with AWF on Friday, July 5 about the current environment of the Wisconsin legislation. He discussed the big problem of gerrymandering and how over 60 percent of Wisconsin legislators are working hard to ban it.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the demise of journalism in the United States.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, BMA MEDIA GROUP, COLUMBUS-CENTRAL OHIO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL, CUYAHOGA COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE COMMISSION, COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA, DAN DEVERNA, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 6, LABOR CITIZEN MAGAZINE LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS-AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, UCOMM BLOG, UNITED STEELWORKERS.

Nuclear Energy Bill Discussed on America’s Work Force

Dorsey Hager, executive secretary-treasurer at the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council spoke to America’s Work Force on June 7 about House Bill 6.

Dorsey Hager Columbus Building and Construction Trades CouncilHager discussed Ohio House Bill 6, dealing with nuclear energy. He expressed his opinion of being in favor of keeping nuclear power plants functioning, despite push back from other members of the building trades council. Hager also talked about a two year, $600 million workers compensation bill and whether he thinks it will be helpful or not. Furthermore, he mentioned the people and organizations that the Columbus/Central Ohio Building Trades will be endorsing, including but not limited to, Mayor Ginther, Judge Judy Thomas, and attorney Jessica D’Varga. Lastly, Hager talked about the building trades council’s 2019 D.A.D.’s Day Shoot and why they do it.

Cleveland SceneSam Allard, writer with Cleveland Scene spoke with AWF on June 7 about the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland and its expected completion in Fall 2019. He also said how they will need to borrow more money in order to finish the project. When all is said and done, the project will have cost an estimated $185 million. Allard then talked about the nuCLEus project, located near the mixed use complex in Cleveland. He also spoke about decrepit county jails in Ohio that are in desperate need of money to fund repairs and improvements.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the proposed sale of the General Motors plant in Ohio to become an electric car plant and how it won’t replace all of the jobs lost from the shut down after the end of the Chevy Cruze production.



America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, BMA MEDIA GROUP, COLUMBUS-CENTRAL OHIO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL, CUYAHOGA COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE COMMISSION, COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA, DAN DEVERNA, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 6, LABOR CITIZEN MAGAZINE LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS-AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, UCOMM BLOG, UNITED STEELWORKERS.