Monthly Archives: December 2017

Cleveland Building Trades Networking Event Caps Productive Year

Members of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Board, affiliated Business Managers, trades representatives and vendors and elected officials gathered for a year-end networking event at the Pipefitters Local 120 in Cleveland. Held on Dec. 7, the event provided a good opportunity to discuss the year’s busy construction[…] Read More →

Union Volunteers construct pavilion in Ashtabula County

Construction workers from unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building Trade donated their time and raised funds to help build a pavilion in Ashtabula County that will be used for veteran’s counseling services. The new pavilion in Clifford Kadon Presidential Park in the City of Ashtabula is now the anchor of[…] Read More →

House Bill 98 Can Help Building Trades Recruit at High Schools

Thanks to a recent vote in the Ohio House, apprenticeship recruiting in Ohio’s public high schools may become easier for unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades. House Bill 98, the Ohio High School Career Opportunity Act, which gives equal opportunity for representatives from colleges and universities, the[…] Read More →

Appeals Court Strikes Down Residency Requirement Ban

Ohio’s Building Trades members were the real winners when Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals upheld Cleveland’s Fannie Lewis Law, striking down House Bill 180, which banned residency requirements, as unconstitutional. The victory means jobs for Ohio’s building trades members in their own cities, as the court ruled chartered municipalities[…] Read More →

IBEW Local 38 member Elected to Wickliffe City Council

An IBEW Local 38 member was elected to serve on Wickliffe City Council. According to unofficial results from the Lake County Board of Elections, Jason Biondolillo earned 509 votes to defeat Mark Iafelice, who received 314 votes. By winning 62 percent of the electorate, Biondolillo will succeed Edward Matyja, who[…] Read More →