Monthly Archives: July 2018

Honeywell voluntarily recalls 158,000 hardhats

Honeywell has voluntarily recalled approximately 158,000 hardhats the company manufactured between April 2016 and January 2018. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, approximately 82,000 hardhats were sold in the United States and 65,500 were sold in Canada. While no injuries have been reported, the Honeywell[…] Read More →

Let me clarify what’s at stake in November

By Dave Wondolowski Executive Secretary, CBCTC I want to begin by thanking all of you who read my column from last month. I would also like to thank each of you who did what I asked and are now looking at your choices in the upcoming election through a new[…] Read More →

Building trades members urged to support wind farm project

The region’s building trades members are encouraged to attend a mid-July meeting to support a proposed wind farm project in Lake Erie. A public hearing will be held on July 19 at Cleveland City Hall by the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) to receive input from the public on the[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: Janus Ruling Reshapes Constitution

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Janus case. Making his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Wondolowski told AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc that he was bothered by the President’s nominee of Brett Kavanaugh to the[…] Read More →

Labor Leaders react to Janus ruling

International, state and regional union leaders offered reactions to the predictable outcome of the Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME. The ruling essentially granted so-called “Right to Work” in public-sector unions throughout the country. Lonnie Stephenson, International President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said the ruling was an[…] Read More →

Lake County Commissioners update Responsible Contractor Policy

In late April, Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution to update the county’s Responsible Contractor language. With 24 representatives from various union affiliates of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trade Council in attendance, the county commissioners unanimously passed the resolution. Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski[…] Read More →

Public unions hit hard by Janus ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn the ruling of the 1977 case of Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. The 5-4 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME denies public-sector unions the right to collect “fair share” fees. The late June ruling essentially makes state and local government workplaces So Called[…] Read More →