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 →

IBEW Local 38 Volunteers Light Up Downtown For Christmas

Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 38 volunteered their time and expertise to bring holiday cheer to thousands by lighting Cleveland’s Public Square for the Christmas season. According to Dennis Meany, IBEW Local 38 Business Manager/Financial Secretary, his members continued their yearly pre-holiday tradition by volunteering their time[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Unveil Searchable Contractor List

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council is proud to unveil a new section of their website, a searchable contractors list. Anyone interested in searching for a Cleveland Building Trades affiliated union signatory contractor can search based on several criteria, including trade, craft and company size. For example, a person[…] Read More →

Jackson Defeats Reed, Remains Cleveland’s Mayor

Cleveland’s incumbent mayor took 59 percent of the vote to win an unprecedented fourth term in office. According to official results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Frank Jackson, who was endorsed by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, received 36,196 votes compared to challenger Zachary Reed, who[…] Read More →

Legislators Consider New Unemployment Compensation Bill

A new bill aimed at fixing Ohio’s broken Unemployment Compensation Fund has been introduced in the State House. The Columbus Dispatch reported State Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) introduced House Bill 382 in October, which would require workers to individually contribute to the benefit system, reduce benefits for the unemployed and increase[…] Read More →

Bricklayers host MCAA Competition

In mid-October, the Mason Contractors Association of America held their annual regional apprenticeship contest in Amherst at the new Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council’s Northern Ohio Regional Training Center. Taking place on the same day as the OH-KY ADC’s bi-annual convention and occurring as part of the[…] Read More →

Bricklayers host open house event for new training center

The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council held an open house event in mid-October, welcoming hundreds of people to their new state-of-the-art training center located in Amherst. The open house was held in conjunction with the a regional Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Skills Challenge competition and[…] Read More →

CBCTC, United Way partner to promote 2-1-1 helpline

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council launched a new partnership with the United Way of Greater Cleveland to help spread the message about the valuable services available through the 2-1-1 helpline. The 2-1-1 helpline solves problems, advocates for and connects people to social, health and government resources 24 hours[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Endorse Candidates for 2017 General Election

The following candidates and issues have received an endorsement from the Cleveland Building and  construction Trades Council, as of Oct. 8. Affiliated members are encouraged to vote for these candidates, who support the area’s labor trades and related issues affecting the trades. Bedford Municipal Court Judge (term commencing 1/1/18) Brian[…] Read More →

Apprenticeship Career Fair

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, along with its partners, is set to host a career fair. On Oct. 25, a free apprenticeship career fair that is open to the public will take place at the Pipefitters Local 120 Hall, located at 6305 Halle Dr. in Cleveland, from 6[…] Read More →