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 →

‘Q’ Renovations Back On

The on-again, off-again deal to renovate Quicken Loans Arena is back on the table as the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to move forward with their initial plans, generating quality construction jobs for the area trades. “We are excited to confirm our renewed capital commitment of over $70 million to help renovate[…] Read More →

Laborers’ Local 310A Takes Home Softball Tournament Title

Laborers’ Local 310A claimed the 36th Cleveland Building Trades Softball Tournament championship. The victory denied IBEW Local 38A the chance to three-peat as champions. The annual three-day event began on Aug. 31 at James D. Park in Parma and featured 16 teams in two divisions. The loser bracket semifinals and[…] Read More →

Roundtable Talk Sparks Community Investment Ideas

Leaders from several of Ohio’s regional Building and Construction Trade Councils came together in August to discuss how community investment opportunities can create more jobs for union members. The event, called the Community Development Roundtable, was sponsored by the AFL Housing Investment Trust and the ERECT Fund. Topics ranged from[…] Read More →

New Poll Shows Nearly Half of Americans Losing Faith in Financial Power of Bachelor’s Degree

A recent poll, conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, reveals nearly half of Americans do not think a bachelor’s degree is a good financial investment. The poll, released in September, showed 47 percent of those surveyed do not believe a bachelor’s degree will lead to a good[…] Read More →

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, cleveland.com 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 →