Minimum Wage Rate in Cleveland

As published in the Plain Dealer on 6/7/17 A Franklin County judge blew the whistle last week on a brazen breach by the General Assembly of a constitutional rule that ”no bill shall contain more than one subject.” That’s commendable. But his ruling reopens the door to another irresponsible push[…] Read More →

Construction Trades Apprenticeship Career Fair-May 18th!!

$65 Million Reasons to Stop Roadblocking City-Driven Job Creation

By Courtney Hutchison | Op-Ed | July 20, 2016 In the last year, city officials in New Orleans, Cleveland and Nashville have found themselves scrambling to protect “hire local” policies from their respective state governments. In all three cases, racially diverse cities struggling with high rates of poverty and unemployment[…] Read More →

New fund will provide low-interest loans to minority businesses

By Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer   CLEVELAND, Ohio – A new $8 million fund will launch this fall to provide loans and assistance to minority businesses. The Capital Access Fund of Greater Cleveland is a partnership of the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, the National Development Council, the Urban[…] Read More →

Diverse Building Trades Workforce Safely Constructs Cleveland Hilton Hotel

The construction of the Cleveland Hilton Hotel was truly a community effort. Built under a Project Labor Agreement between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and Cuyahoga County, the building’s owner, the make-up of the construction crews was large and diverse. Jeffrey Appelbaum, Project Managing Consultant, told Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

Hotel PLA Project Comes In $20 Million Under Budget

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Cleveland Building Trades received high praise for completing the Downtown Hilton Hotel on time and $20 million under budget. Nearly $310 million was budgeted for the 32-story hotel project, including $276 million in construction and purchasing costs and $34 million for contingency funds. Thanks[…] Read More →

Trades Praised for their work on Drury Hotel

A new hotel opened in a historic downtown Cleveland building to critical acclaim, thanks to the members of the Cleveland Building Trades. In late April, the Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown officially opened for business in a building constructed in 1931; formerly owned and occupied by the Cleveland Metropolitan School[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades are Becoming More Diverse

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council is working to make the trades a more diverse workforce. In May, the Building Trades released their third short video – this one focusing on the diversity of their members. “Diversity and inclusion is a primary objective of our organization,” said Cleveland Building[…] Read More →

Women Discuss Working in Building Trades

They work in an industry dominated by men, but more women are proving they can have a successful career in construction. A number of women interviewed for the latest Cleveland Building Trades video are trying to change people’s minds about who can successfully work in the construction field. Released in[…] Read More →

ACT Ohio Adds Current Prevailing Wage Information To Their Website

Affiliated Construction Trades (ACT) Ohio has unveiled a new Prevailing Wage section on their website that allows the public to view the current Prevailing Wage for varius trades from every county in Ohio. Prevailing Wage laws require construction contractors who work on publicly funded projects to pay construction workers at[…] Read More →