PLAs Are A Win/Win For Everyone

Associated Builders and Contractors has begun a campaign against the use of mandated project labor agreements on federally funded infrastructure jobs. They claim that without PLAs, there will be more opportunities for small contractors and a cost savings to taxpayers. They couldn’t be more wrong. A PLA is simply an agreement between the owner and

By |2021-08-04T14:27:38-04:00August 4th, 2021|Project Labor Agreements|

Now What?

Thousands of high school and college graduates are saying to themselves, “Now what?” Their education has not led to a career that pays well, has good benefits and is fulfilling. We encourage them to explore an apprenticeship with the Ohio State Building Trades and our fourteen member councils.  Our world-class registered apprenticeship programs train workers

By |2021-06-10T09:16:49-04:00June 10th, 2021|Apprenticeship, Building Trades, Construction|

Ohio State Building Trades Encourages Local Hiring

The Ohio State Building Trades is very concerned about a growing trend across the country for industries to contract with non-signatory out-of-town contractors for turnarounds and other large projects. We have seen this alarming trend most recently in both Toledo and Lima as well as other parts of the country. In many cases, multiple generations

By |2021-02-19T16:13:18-05:00February 19th, 2021|Building Trades, Hire Local|

Marty Walsh Chosen To Be Labor Secretary

The Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council is very excited that Marty Walsh has been chosen to be the new US Labor Secretary. Walsh is a member of LiUNA Local 223 in Boston and headed the Boston Building & Construction Trades Council prior to being elected Mayor of Boston in 2013. Walsh also served

By |2021-01-18T15:31:48-05:00January 7th, 2021|Building Trades, Department of Labor, Joe Biden, Marty Walsh|

Labor Leaders Elected To Ohio Legislature

Two new members of the Ohio Legislature have background in the skilled construction trades. The Ohio State Building Trades congratulations Mark Johnson for being elected to represent House District 92 and Dan Troy to represent House District 60. Mark Johnson is the Business Manager for the Tri-State Building and Construction Trades Council. He is also

By |2021-01-18T15:35:18-05:00January 4th, 2021|Building Trades, Ohio Legislature|

Construction Apprenticeship Training in Ohio – 2020 Registration Data

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services' ApprenticeOhio program provided the following information on registered construction apprentices in the state of Ohio (as of 11/24/2020): Total Ohio Registered Apprentices in Construction: 13,185 Total Ohio Registered Apprentices in Joint Labor-Management (Building Trades) Programs: 10,424 (79% of total) Total Ohio Registered Apprentices in Non-Joint (Independent) Programs:

By |2021-01-18T15:36:12-05:00November 30th, 2020|Apprenticeship, News|

National Safety Awards Presented to Ohio Unions And Companies

Congratulations to the following unions and companies for winning the prestigious Zero Injury Safety Award from the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee. Ohio Building Trades members make safety a priority on our jobs and we are proud that so many of our members are being recognized for their outstanding safety records.   Gold Star 1,000,000+

By |2021-01-18T15:40:14-05:00October 28th, 2020|Construction, News, Safety|

OSBCTC Opposes DOL’s Proposed Classification Rule Change

Department of Labor Comment Proposed Rulemaking on Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1235-AA34 Oct. 26. 2020, Matthew Szollosi As Executive Director for the Affiliated Construction Trades Ohio Foundation (“ACT Ohio”) and on behalf of the nearly 100,000 Ohio Building and Construction Tradespeople we represent, I urge the

By |2021-01-18T15:44:07-05:00October 27th, 2020|Construction, Department of Labor, News|

Joe Biden Has Our Backs

The Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council endorses Joe Biden for President because he supports the Building Trades, our issues and our jobs. Infrastructure – Joe Biden’s 1.3 trillion dollar “Build Back Better” plan promotes projects to be built by the Building Trades with USA materials. Energy, Including Green Energy – Joe Biden has

By |2021-01-18T15:45:35-05:00October 6th, 2020|Endorsement, Joe Biden, News|

Ohio State Building Trades Announces Endorsements

The Ohio State Building Trades supports candidates who support our workers. The following candidates have shown a commitment to the union construction industry and have received our endorsement. We encourage you to vote for them, regardless of political affiliation.    

By |2021-01-18T15:46:15-05:00September 24th, 2020|Construction, Endorsement, News|
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