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ACT Ohio advocates for quality, safe construction by qualified contractors and skilled craftsmen, as well as level competition to ensure the state’s tax dollars are spent properly. ACT Ohio strives to educate and inform the public on the importance of fair wages, workforce training, industry regulations, safety standards and green construction practices.

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ACT Ohio Executive Director Testifies Again in Opposition to HB 394

ACT Ohio Executive Director Matt Szollosi testified again yesterday in the Ohio House of Representatives Insurance Committee, in opposition to House Bill 394 (“HB 394”). Mr. Szollosi's testimony focused on how this legislation would harm both skilled construction professionals and the contractors they work for.

Background: HB 394 was introduced under the premise that Ohio needs a solvent unemployment compensation fund.

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Building Trades Members Help Rebuild Columbus Park Pier

Volunteers from various Columbus/Central Ohio Building Trades locals, in conjunction with the AFL-CIO, The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, and The City of Columbus Recreation & Parks Department helped to rebuild Antrim Park’s pier.

Antrim is a nearly 120 acre park, which sits on a lake and the Olentangy Greenway Trail. The 2,400 square foot deck had fallen into disrepair and required renovations to its railing, decking, and benches. This volunteer project aimed to improve the structure and to add improvements such as benches and fishing rod holders. The project lasted two weeks, with a ribbon cutting and opening ceremony held on September 22, 2016, which featured remarks from Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga and the Mayor of Columbus Andy Ginther.

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