State of the Union Highlights Need for Building Trades

President Biden's 2023 State of the Union address highlighted a number of programs that are instrumental to the Building Trades and are putting our members to work: "The Inflation Reduction Act is also the most significant investment ever in climate change — ever. Lowering utility bills, creating American jobs, leading the world to a clean

By |2023-02-14T10:22:56-05:00February 14th, 2023|Building Trades, Joe Biden, State of the Union|

Ohio State Building Trades Looks Forward To Partnering With Intel On New Plants

The Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council congratulates Governor Mike DeWine, his administration and Jobs Ohio for their months of hard work which resulted in today’s announcement from Intel that it will invest $20 billion to build two computer chip plants in Licking County - the largest single private sector investment in Ohio history.

By |2022-01-21T15:00:04-05:00January 21st, 2022|Economic Development|

Building Trades Help Victims of Kentucky Tornadoes

Building Trades unions in Paducah, Kentucky are collecting donations of high-need items for those hit hardest by tornados in Western Kentucky.Paducah Building & Construction Trades Council and Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 184 have provided the following information for Ohio Building Trades people to donate to support tornado recovery:

By |2021-12-17T08:56:10-05:00December 17th, 2021|Tornado Relief|

Thank You For An Outstanding 2021

As we wrap up 2021, I want to thank the men and women who have continued to go to work on construction jobsites every day throughout the ongoing pandemic. Without your dedication, this could have been a doomed year for our city and state economies. I can say that Ohio is going strong, with cranes

By |2021-12-06T16:28:48-05:00December 6th, 2021|Building Trades, Construction|

Ohio State Building Trades Supports HB 235

On Oct. 26, Ohio Building Tradespeople and refinery officials testified in support of HB 235, the High Hazard Training Certification Act (HHTC). Passage of this legislation would improve the safe operation of petroleum refineries in Ohio. Refineries remain amongst the most dangerous facilities in our local communities and pose a great risk to the lives

By |2021-10-26T08:50:22-04:00October 25th, 2021|HB235|

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 |2021-10-25T17:30:06-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Construction, News, Safety|

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|
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