OCA’s LRD and the Carpenters Union agreed to renew the Heavy Highway Agreement for South Central and Southwest Ohio late Friday afternoon (April 30th). The one-year agreement is effective May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022. The wage & benefit increase totals $1.30. Wage & benefit allocations have not yet been determined by the Carpenters Union and their funds. OCA recommends that its members pay the existing rates until such time as the wage and benefit schedules are provided to OCA by the Union. OCA’s LRD would like to recognize its negotiation committee members, Mark Sterling, Beaver Excavating, Andy Leffler, Shelly & Sands, Inc., and Chis Stutz, The Great Lakes Construction Company, for their hard work and dedication to bring this difficult negotiation to a conclusion. If you have any questions regarding this or any of the labor agreements, please contact Mark Potnick in the OCA office.