Thank You For An Outstanding 2021

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

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

National Safety Awards Presented to Ohio Unions And Companies

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

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+

Now What?

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

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

National Safety Awards Presented to Ohio Unions And Companies

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

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+

OSBCTC Opposes DOL’s Proposed Classification Rule Change

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

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

Ohio State Building Trades Announces Endorsements

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

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.    

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

By |2021-01-18T15:51:27-05:00May 4th, 2020|Construction, COVID-19|

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

Ohio State Building Trades Members/Partners Win Safety Awards

By |2021-01-18T15:57:57-05:00October 25th, 2019|Construction, Safety|

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,

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

By |2021-01-18T15:58:42-05:00May 2nd, 2019|Construction, Infrastructure, News|

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

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