Ohio State Rep. Tom Patton talked about setting priorities for the incoming Ohio legislature on America’s Work Force.
Rep. Patton, on Dec. 17, spoke about the need to mandate upgraded job training in the construction industry to ensure proper worker safety and a high quality of work. He felt additional training will benefit everyone, from new to experienced workers, to contractors, project owners and end users because of the amount of new and updated technology used in construction. Rep. Patton also talked about the need to recruit more people into the construction industry. He said it is a better post-high school option than college for some people.
Laura Adams from driversed.com appeared on America’s Work Force Radio and talked about the importance of motorists to practice defensive driving. Drivers should use defensive driving skills due to the increase in accidents during the holidays from intoxicated drivers and potentially hazardous road conditions. She recommended motorists get regular check-up before the winter weather gets too bad to in order to prevent breakdowns on the road during extreme conditions.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the recent Affordable Care Act ruling in Texas, where a judge ruled the legislation “unconstitutional.” Due to this ruling, the entire healthcare law is now under question. He also talked about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement and the United Auto Workers willingness to work with President Trump and Congress to fix certain parts of the trade pact.