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This podcast is for those building North America every day in the construction industry. Matt and Shella discuss a variety of topics and interview guests regarding trends in the construction and labor trades. The latest in protection, safety, training, and regulations. A presentation of Ohio Laborers' District Council.

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This podcast is for those building North America every day in the construction industry. Matt and Shella discuss a variety of topics and interview guests regarding trends in the construction and labor trades. The latest in protection, safety, training, and regulations. A presentation of Ohio Laborers' District Council.

    Ohio Jobs for Ohio Workers - Lima Refinery Crisis

    Ohio Jobs for Ohio Workers - Lima Refinery Crisis

    Host Sara Guice interviews Business Manager of Lima Laborers' Local 329 - Tim LuceWireman. Tim discusses the history and significance of the Lima Refinery. He also shares the Local's impact on the community and the potential future of Allen County if good jobs were to leave the area.

    To keep Ohioans working in the Lima Refinery, please tap here.

    • 16 min
    Meet Adrian from the Ohio District Council

    Meet Adrian from the Ohio District Council

    Adrian Harrison, Field Representative for the Laborers’ District Council of Ohio joins OLUY to discuss his role with the District Council and his experience within the Laborers' Union. During his career, he has worked various roles all while proudly serving the membership.
    Enjoy the full conversation with Bethany.

    More about the Laborers' District Council

    • 17 min
    Pamela Bradek's journey and passion for Work Zone Safety

    Pamela Bradek's journey and passion for Work Zone Safety

    Pamela Bradek has an exciting journey. With a successful and rewarding fifteen-year career in Law enforcement and currently holds a commission in Ohio. In 2019 Pamela sought a career in road construction with the Laborers' Local 245 in Ashtabula. A seemingly fitting career move with her experience directing traffic as a law enforcement officer. Still, nothing could prepare her for July 7, 2020, when Pamela was struck by a distracted driver while flagging for a paving crew. Listen as Pamela details that incident and the aftermath of that unforgettable day.

    • 20 min
    THRIVE - Peer-based support

    THRIVE - Peer-based support

    Bethany Friedrichsen, Project Manager for Thrive Peer Support, joins the show. Thrive is an organization that restores hope and embraces all pathways for recovery from substance use disorder and improved mental health. By fostering trusting relationships, community engagement, and personal growth - their peers experience long-term recovery and success. Listen to how they are impacting communities and changing lives.

    Learn more about Thrive.

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    Views and Comments of this program do not reflect those of Ohio Laborers' District Council and LIUNA. 

    © 2021 Ohio Laborers' District Council All Rights Reserved.

    • 30 min
    Ralph E. Cole, Business Manager, Secretary-Treasurer, Laborers' District Council of Ohio

    Ralph E. Cole, Business Manager, Secretary-Treasurer, Laborers' District Council of Ohio

    Business Manager and Secretary-Treasurer of the Laborers' District Council of Ohio, Ralph E. Cole, joins OLUY. Since Mr. Cole's introduction to the Laborers' Union in 1967, it's been his life's work to advance the Ohio membership and the labor movement overall. His passion and determination earned him seemingly every role within the vast Laborers' organization, and those same qualities shine through in this exclusive interview with Bethany. Listen as they discuss Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA's), policies, and much more.

    • 36 min
    The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Part 2

    The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Part 2

    Glenn McGinley, Acting Director of Loss Prevention Operations for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (Ohio BWC), returns on Down With The Dig. In this episode Glenn details how the BWC and the Laborers are working together to make job sites safer. He also talks about the impact  COVID-19 has had on the agency and its programs.

    More information about the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation can be seen here.


    Views and Comments of this program do not reflect those of Ohio Laborers' District Council and LIUNA. 

    © 2021 Ohio Laborers' District Council All Rights Reserved.

    • 26 min

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