Construction Apprenticeship Training in Ohio – 2020 Registration Data

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

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:

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

Joe Biden Has Our Backs

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

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

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 State Building Trades Endorses Joe Biden

By |2021-01-18T15:48:39-05:00August 30th, 2020|Endorsement, Joe Biden, News|

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

Statement on the Death of George Floyd

By |2021-01-18T15:50:38-05:00June 3rd, 2020|News|

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

Help For Workers Affected By COVID-19

By |2021-01-18T15:55:38-05:00March 17th, 2020|COVID-19, News|

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

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

OSBCTC Testifies On Behalf Of Ethane Cracker Plant

By |2021-01-18T16:06:47-05:00December 6th, 2018|Construction, News|

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

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