Category Archives: Cleveland Building & Construction Trades

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 →

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 →

‘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 →

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 →

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 →