Ohio State Building Trades Endorses Joe Biden

The Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council is proud to endorse Joe Biden for President. This endorsement decision was based on our Executive Board’s continued commitment to evaluating the candidates on their stance on the core issues that affect our members and making the recommendation that reflects this information. The past performance of the

By |2020-08-30T11:42:29-04:00August 30th, 2020|Endorsement, News|

Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Statement from the Ohio State Building & Construction Trades Council and the Affiliated Construction Trades Ohio Foundation June 3, 2020 The members of the Ohio State Building & Construction Trades Council and the Affiliated Construction Trades Ohio Foundation are horrified by the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd. We grieve with those who are

By |2020-06-03T18:10:36-04:00June 3rd, 2020|News|

Ohio’s Building Trades Provide A Model For Other Industries To Safely Reopen

Friday, May 1, 2020 Ohio 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force Testimony of Michael Knisley Executive Secretary-Treasurer Ohio State Building & Construction Trades Council Thank you, Chairman Zeltwanger, Speaker Householder, and the members of this task force for your work setting Ohio on the path towards economic recovery. I’m Mike Knisley, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio

By |2020-05-04T08:53:00-04:00May 4th, 2020|Construction, COVID-19|


Solidarity is a familiar word to union workers. We have always known that we are stronger if we stand together than if we try to struggle through on our own. That is why unions have been at the forefront of those who have taken it upon themselves to help others during the coronavirus crisis. All

By |2020-04-23T13:38:50-04:00April 16th, 2020|Construction, COVID-19|

Help For Workers Affected By COVID-19

We are going through events that the world has never experienced before. COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and our jobs. The positive side of all this is that we are going through this together. It is our strength in the face of adversity that will see us through and make us stronger. If you are

By |2020-03-17T13:49:15-04:00March 17th, 2020|COVID-19, News|

Ohio State Building Trades Members/Partners Win Safety Awards

Ohio State Building Trades' members and partners are serious about safety and have the awards to prove it. The Zero Injury Safety Award presented by the National Maintenance Agreement Policy Committee is the most prestigious safety award in the construction industry. Our members and partners proudly won the following awards at their banquet in Washington,

By |2020-02-05T10:30:30-05:00October 25th, 2019|Construction, Safety|

OSBCTC Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Infrastructure Permitting and Fast-41

On May 2, 2019, Michael Knisley, Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council testified before the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in its hearing on Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and FAST-41. This is his testimony: Good morning, Senator Portman and members of the

By |2020-02-05T10:32:14-05:00May 2nd, 2019|Construction, Infrastructure, News|

Gas Tax Agreement Promotes Ohio’s Economic and Workforce Development.

Columbus, OH — The working men and women of Ohio’s Affiliated Construction Trades (ACT Ohio) commend Governor DeWine and members of the Ohio House and Senate for their commitment to maintaining Ohio’s critical transportation infrastructure. Their agreement on a 10.5-cents-per-gallon gas tax and 19-cents-per-gallon diesel tax will lead to thousands of direct jobs for blue-collar

By |2020-02-05T10:34:49-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Infrastructure|

OSBCTC Testifies On Behalf Of Ethane Cracker Plant

OSBCTC Secretary/Treasurer Mike Knisley and ACT Ohio Executive Director Matt Szollosi testified at an EPA permit hearing on November 27, 2018 on behalf of the $6 billion ethane cracker plant proposed for Belmont County. The following are Knisley's comments. "The long-term, multi-billion-dollar investment that PTTGCA/Daelim is making in the ethane cracker facility in Belmont County

By |2020-02-05T10:33:00-05:00December 6th, 2018|Construction, News|

Ohio Companies/Unions Win National Safety Awards

Ohio Companies/Unions Win National Safety Awards Some of the most safety-conscious workers in the nation are right here in Ohio. The Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council along with many of its partner unions, contractors and business owners were presented with the prestigious Zero Injury Safety Awards (ZISA) during the National Maintenance Agreement Policy

By |2020-02-05T10:33:13-05:00November 15th, 2018|Construction, News, Safety|
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