Prevailing Wage laws require construction contractors who work on publicly funded projects to pay construction workers at least the prevailing wages and benefits in the area in which they are working.
So-Called Right to Work
On its surface, “So-Called Right to Work” laws prohibit worker security agreements between labor unions and their employers.
Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)
A Project Labor Agreement between an owner and local trade unions provides for the hiring of qualified construction workers and guarantees labor stability on a construction project.
Responsible contracting leads to better quality of construction services and a reduced risk of contract failure.
Through state-of-the-art Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATC), the affiliated unions of the Toledo Northwest Ohio Building Trades provide quality training and upgrade training for apprentices and journeypersons.
Strict regulations for the construction industry set high standards for the way things are built and who is building them, helping to ensure they are constructed properly and safely.