Monthly Archives: May 2019

Study shows West Virginia construction workers hurt by repeal of Prevailing Wage

A new study released by researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI) showed the loss of Prevailing Wage is hurting the state’s construction workers and individual communities, while also not providing any meaningful savings for taxpayers. The report titled “The Impact of[…] Read More →

Ohio State Building Trades Event Discusses National Opioid Epidemic

On May 8, the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council hosted an educational summit to discuss the nation’s opioid crisis. Regional building trades leaders and representatives from Local Unions and District Councils from around Ohio came to the Hollywood Casino in Columbus to hear multiple speakers address why and[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Members demonstrate outside Cleveland area Menards

An estimated 250 affiliated members of the Cleveland Building Trades demonstrated outside a new area Menards store, informing the public about the home improvement chain’s refusal to allow local union contractors to work on the project. The demonstration, which was organized by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, was[…] Read More →

Lake Erie Turbine Project Receives Construction Permit from Corps of Engineers

Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) gained a key permit in their quest to build North America’s first freshwater wind turbine farm. In March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted a construction permit to LEEDco to construct an offshore wind energy project proposed for installation eight miles off[…] Read More →