Monthly Archives: February 2018

Working People’s Day of Action rally held days before of Janus hearing

Two days before the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing a landmark labor case, unions rallied together throughout the country to stand up and fight against a rigged system. In Ohio, around 3,000 union members, including an estimated 100 members of the building trades, gathered at noon on Feb. 24 in[…] Read More →

Efforts to repeal Prevailing Wage will not work in Ohio

Listen to Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski and America’s Workforce Radio, host Ed “Flash” Ferenc, as they discuss a new proposal in Ohio to repeal Prevailing Wage, implement both public and private sector So-Called “Right to Work,” eliminate Project Labor Agreements and other union busting[…] Read More →

Study: Repealing Prevailing Wage does not save money on construction projects

Indiana’s repeal of Prevailing Wage flopped, as the move did not provide any meaningful cost savings on publicly funded construction projects. A recently published study by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute found that since Prevailing Wage was repealed, construction wages fell by an average of 8.5 percent. While taxpayers paid[…] Read More →

Ohio, Nation see increased union membership

According to an annual report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, union membership in Ohio increased slightly, but overall job creation did not change the state’s overall union density. Last year in Ohio, there were 635,000 union members, an increase of 18,000, who made up 12.5 percent of the[…] Read More →