One of the primary functions of the Association is to negotiate, service, and administer a total of fifteen separate collective bargaining agreements having jurisdiction in West Virginia, southeastern Ohio, and portions of western Pennsylvania, and to administrate and service these collective bargaining agreements which include the handling and processing of all grievances and jurisdictional disputes with competent labor relations assistance. The Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council Labor Relations Committee (LRC) maintains a constant liaison with the Upper Ohio Valley Building & Construction Trades Council.
The future of our nation depends on the construction industry and the youth it trains today to meet the needs of tomorrow; therefore, the Council, through the efforts of its Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (labor and management), sanctioned by the U. S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, promotes the training and employment of apprentices and retraining of journeymen. High schools and vocational teachers are acquainted with construction occupations available to high school graduates through formal presentations by the Council’s staff. OVCEC members also serve as Employer Trustees on various individual craft funds.
The construction industry is a worldwide industry, so the range of construction activities is vast. These activities include design and planning, construction and maintenance of a building throughout its lifecycle. These construction activities contribute to our society economically and socially. Our contractors and association members built the environment around you. Our members built the schools your children are educated in, the churches you worship in, your hospitals and homes. Buildings can improve the quality of our lives and enhance our communities. Construction projects provide jobs, inject both funds and new life into a community, and create the infrastructure critical to keeping the country moving forward.