Rebuilding and connecting central Ohio through infrastructure

The recent apartment collapse in Florida is the latest sign of crumbling buildings and infrastructure throughout the U.S. Without proper funding and attention, many bridges and roads may face a similar fate.

Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager is optimistic a federal infrastructure bill will pass soon. He joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the building collapse, infrastructure and more. Continue reading

Iron Workers focus on falls during National Safety Stand-Down week

With National Safety Stand-Down Week taking place May 3 through 7, there is an increased focus on preventing safety hazards in the construction and other physical labor industries.

Working from great heights everyday causes ironworkers to face deadly hazards on the job. Iron Workers District Representative and Safety and Health Department Wayne Creasap highlighted ways to eliminate safety hazards for ironworkers and others on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

NFLPA President talks player safety and starting the season amidst a pandemic

The common person sees a union and they think of the workers manufacturing cars, building skyscrapers and working in schools. Today on America’s Work Force Union Podcast, National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) President and Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter discussed the workings of the NFLPA and how they came to an agreement on playing a season amidst a global pandemic. Continue reading