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Building Trades Stories podcast

Jun 14, 2022

Ron Ware is third-generation Ironworker and head of Local 395. He's also the president of the NWI Building Trades Council, which is a group of 13 trades. Ron sits down with JED (Jim Dedelow) and his uncle, Dan Brown, to talk about his experience in the Ironworkers and with the other trades. 

Apr 18, 2022

Tish Roach, executive director of the Building Contruction Resource Center, talks with JED and Dan Brown about drug testing, drug awareness, and work place safety. Tish is fifth generation Building Trades.

Apr 7, 2022

Marty Walsh comes out of Laborers 223 in Boston and was head of the Building Trades there. Now he's the Sec. of Labor for President Joe Biden. Walsh talks with Dan Brown, retired from Carpenters 599, and Jim Dedelow (JED), formerly of Laborers 41, about the infrastructure bill, apprenticeships and Uncle Pat, Walsh's...

Apr 1, 2022

Building Trades head Randy Palmateer talks with retired Carpenters 599 organizer Dan Brown and his nephew, Jim Dedelow, formerly of Laborers 41. Palmateer came out of the Electricians union to take the executive position. 

Mar 25, 2022

Sarah Jones went to Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana. Her senior year, she spent half the day traveling to the Hammond Area Career Center to learn construction. Years, later she's a trustee for Carpenters Local 599, one of the oldest locals in America. It's a great story. Dan Brown and Lucie Ashmore host...