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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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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.
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
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.
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. Information about Homeless Hookup CLE can be found 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.
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.
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.
This week - Karl Jefferson,  Tri-Funds Field Coordinator,  joins the Down With The Dig Podcast.  Karl walks the audience through what Tri-Funds is and shares one of its biggest goals: to bring labor and management together - to expand market share, win projects and jobs, enhance health and safety, and train for the future. Listen to how Karl assists with this role and more for Laborers and Signatory Contractors.More information on Tri-Funds can be found 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.
Chartered in 1939, Dayton Local 1410 has been serving its eight-county jurisdiction with pride and passion. Down With The Dig speaks with Vice President of the Local - Jason Lautensleger, on his role, the Local's community efforts, and their vision moving forward. Information about Local 1410 can be found 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.
This week, Dorsey Hager - Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Building Futures Program is our guest on Down With The Dig. Dorsey goes in depth about the program - which equips members of underserved communities with life skills and prepares them for entering a building trades apprenticeship program. These apprenticeship programs often leads to jobs that transforms a family into the middle class, away from poverty. Listen to the incredible work the Building Futures Program does and how they plan to move forward.More information on the program can be found 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.
Get ready to rev up on this episode of Union Wild as Randy talks motorcycles. Randy covers a brief history of motorcycles in America, and some of his best stories while riding the open road.Submit a topic that may be covered on Union Wild here - or record a message to the show by clicking 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.
Warmer weather is approaching, and your host Randy McGuire has you covered for your outdoor barbecue. Weigh in on your thoughts of Randy's recommendations, or submit a topic that may be covered on Union Wild here - or record a message to the show by clicking 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.
We celebrate Women in Construction Week with Amy Hall, a  prominent leader within the  construction industry. Amy is the President of Ebony Construction, Inc. Her journey to leading one of the most successful DBE businesses in Ohio is an interesting one. Find out how she managed to grow Ebony Construction in a male-dominant industry and her plans for the future of the company. In addition to being a successful business leader, Amy is a life-coach and Ambassador for Esturado Mini Hospice  - a care facility in Guatemala.Here's a closer look at Ebony Construction, Inc.Find out more information about the Esturado Mini Hospice 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.
We catch up with ATSSA President and CEO, Stacy Tetschner. Stacy shares some highlights of the recent ATSSA 2021 Convention and Traffic Expo, such as the Roadway Worker Protection Summit, the Workforce Development Open Forum, and Smart Work Zones, in his second appearance on the show. He also gives a glimpse into what this year's National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week will look like during the pandemic.For more information about ATSSA, its flagship publication can be found here.Find the National Work Zone Memorial here.Schools and educators can find a link to  downloadable coloring books 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.
Glenn McGinley, Acting Director of Loss Prevention Operations for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (Ohio BWC), joins Down With The Dig. Glenn discusses his role with the Ohio BWC. This episode will give you a look at the BWC's policies on health, safety, and insurance coverage for our hard-working Ohioans. Find out more about the Ohio BWC by clicking 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.
We catch up with the Business Manager of Lorain Local 758, Charlie Fashing. Charlie has been in his role for three years. He discusses some of the responsibilities he oversees for the Local. In Charlie's spare time, he participates in wildlife conservation in a variety of ways. From shooting professionally to mentoring youth - Charlie gives back with the backdrop of the great outdoors. Listen to his story on this episode of Down With The Dig.Find out more information about Local 758 here.Here's more information about the Union Sportsmen's Alliance.To learn more about Pheasants Forever - visit 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.
Matt Bruning - the Press Secretary of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), joins Down With The Dig. Listen as Matt discusses the department's important 2021 goals - such as roadway safety, public awareness campaigns, and Ohio's future transportation infrastructure. Matt also talks about the Ohio State Highway Patrol's informative new online dashboard. This episode will have you informed on ODOT's priorities and plans as they kick off the new year.Listeners can see the new ODOT website here.Ohio drivers can get real-time traffic updates here.The new Ohio State Highway Patrol's work zone dashboard can be found 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.
Dr. Bill Billotte from ASTM joins the show. ASTM is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. In this episode, we again look at exoskeletons, their use, and their impact on the construction industry. 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.
Down With The Dig season one is in the books. This episode walks through our journey and highlights some of the most impactful stories and interviews. Get a feel for the show and hear about some of the exciting topics on the horizon. Thanks for making us one of the fastest-growing podcasts; we'll be back strong in 2021!All episodes can be found hereViews and Comments of this program does not reflect those of Ohio Laborers' District Council and LIUNA. © 2020 Ohio Laborers' District Council All Rights Reserved.
The 10th annual Irish Echo Labor Leader Award Winner is our very own Cleveland 310 Business Manager - Terry Joyce. Terry joins the show once again - to give us background on the award and his accomplishments as a strong labor leader. The Irish Echo is the nation's foremost Irish newspaper and is a staple within the community. The paper also covers the entire gambit of Irish life, from the blue color workers on up to the highest levels of public office. Terry's pride and gratitude are on full display in this episode. Views and Comments of this program does not reflect those of Ohio Laborers' District Council and LIUNA. © 2020 Ohio Laborers' District Council All Rights Reserved.
Randy's Pilot Episode

Randy's Pilot Episode

2020-12-0816:56

Hello Down With The Dig listeners - for helping us become one of the fastest-growing podcasts, we wanted to give something back. Union Wild, with Randy McGuire, is a new show that will be added under the umbrella of Down With The Dig. Randy will speak about the issues and topics you care about most. Listen to his pilot episode here and let us know what you think! Email, or send a recording to be shared on the show.Views and Comments of this program does not reflect those of Ohio Laborers' District Council and LIUNA. © 2020 Ohio Laborers' District Council All Rights Reserved.
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