Monthly Archives: April 2019

IUPAT Day of Community Action Benefits Jean Marie House

An addiction rehabilitation facility in Cleveland benefitted from the dedication and talent of 37 volunteers from several Local Unions from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6, during the IUPAT’s Annual Day of Community Action. On April 20, the DC 6 volunteers focused union resources toward[…] Read More →

Two CBCTC affiliated local unions team up to open healthcare centers

On April 17, IBEW Local 38 and Laborers’ Local 310 celebrated the opening of two healthcare centers to provide their combined 7,500 members and families with a number of valuable medical services. The health and wellness centers, located in Beachwood and Brooklyn, will help contain healthcare costs, while improving the[…] Read More →

Groundbreaking for new MetroHealth Hospital

The MetroHealth System held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 15 for a new 11-floor, 270-room hospital on its West 25th Street main campus. According to Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski, the project, which is being constructed under a Project Labor Agreement, will create more than[…] Read More →

Rep. Tim Ryan one of nine Democrat presidential candidates who addressed NABTU Legislative Conference

Nine Democrats with hopes of challenging Republican Donald Trump for president in 2020 addressed more than 3,000 union construction workers on April 10 during the North America’s Building Trades Unions’ legislative conference, including U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. The eight-term Congressman, whose district includes Youngstown, delivered an energetic speech, which contained[…] Read More →

McGarvey and Pelosi Ddiscussed Green New Deal Alternatives

During the North America’s Building Trades Unions annual Legislative Conference, both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and NABTU President Sean McGarvey talked about their vision of a Green New Deal. The vision of Pelosi and McGarvey differ from that of Green New Deal creators Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen.[…] Read More →

Gas Tax Hike will Fund Infrastructure Work

In early April, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 62, a two-year transportation-funding bill, which included language to raise the gas and diesel tax, create a new electric and hybrid vehicle tax and make the front license plate on motor vehicles optional. The legislation will go into effect in[…] Read More →