IUPAT Volunteers complete Phase Two rehab work at The Absolute House

Volunteers from the various unions that make up the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 completed second phase of rehab work at a Cleveland addiction treatment facility during the IUPAT’s Annual Day of Community Action on April 21. “It’s no secret that Ohio and Kentucky have[…] Read More →

Construction Trades Apprenticeship Fair set for May 23

The Cleveland Building Trades Tradeswomen Committee will host an apprenticeship fair open to the public to help educate and recruit people to consider starting a career with one of its affiliated construction trades unions. The Career Fair will take place on May 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Featured at NABTU Legislative Conference

Dave Wondolowski, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary, made his monthly appearance on America’s Workforce Radio and spoke with host Ed “Flash” Ferenc about the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council being featured during the North America’s Building Trades Union Legislative Conference. The Cleveland Building Trades were recognized[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades remember lost lives on Workers’ Memorial Day

More than 100 men and women, including local Building Trades affiliates, gathered in Cleveland to remember those who lost their lives on the job. A somber Workers’ Memorial Day service was held between Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field on April 28 to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the creation[…] Read More →

Pension plans invest in Cleveland projects

Building trades pension and health and welfare funds are targeting Cleveland as a market where they can invest in a construction project, create jobs for trades members and help their funds secure a good return on their investment. The latest Cleveland area project to receive building trades pension financing is[…] Read More →

Efforts to fix Unemployment Fund will hurt building trades members

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski was recently a guest on America’s Workforce Radio, where he spoke with host Ed “Flash” Ferenc, about Ohio’s Unemployment Compensation Fund solvency issue. Attempts were made to fix the broken system, but the proposed changes would have hurt members of[…] Read More →

Kasich signs legislation to allow building trades to recruit in high schools

Ohio’s governor signed legislation designed to help educate high school students on the importance of apprenticeships. On March 30, Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 98, which amends current legislation to allow equal opportunity for representatives from colleges and universities, the armed forces, the building trades, businesses and charitable organizations[…] Read More →

2018 May Primary CBCTC Endorsements

Candidates Endorsed by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council The following candidates have received an endorsement from the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, as of April 9. Affiliated members and others who support the Cleveland Building Trades are encouraged to vote for these candidates, who support the area’s[…] Read More →

Bill introduced to create composite plans

Bi-partisan legislation one piece of plan to save multiemployer pensions On Feb. 14, U.S. Reps. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) introduced H.R. 4997, the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act. This legislation authorizes the creation of composite plans, which modernize traditional multiemployer pension plans by combining key[…] Read More →

IBEW Local 38 honored a member for life-saving action

Recently, IBEW Local 38 honored a member for actions taken to save the life of an infant. Local 38 Business Manager Dennis Meaney presented Darryl Kurian, 43, of Kirtland, with a certificate of recognition for his brave actions. The 18-year member was honored for heroic actions he took on a[…] Read More →