Wondolowski: Higher voter turnout in Cuyahoga County will lead to more votes for Cordray

On his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski said a higher than expected voter turnout in Cuyahoga County will benefit Rich Cordray, the Democratic Party candidate to become Ohio’s next governor. Wondolowski, who also serves on the Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

Apprenticeship Career Fair set for Oct. 24

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, along with the tradeswomen committee, is set to host a career fair. On Oct. 24, 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[…] Read More →

2018 General Election CBCTC Endorsements

Candidates Endorsed by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council The following candidates have received an endorsement from the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, as of Sept. 19. Affiliated members and others who support the Cleveland Building Trades are encouraged to vote for these candidates, who support the area’s[…] Read More →

Ohio Building Trades Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Duffey Retires

Dennis Duffey, Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council since 2009, retired on Sept. 1, ending a career in the building trades that spanned 45 years. The state building trades executive board voted their president, former UA Local 776 Business Manager and former President of the Lima[…] Read More →

Take some time to think, prepare for the election

By Dave Wondolowski Executive Secretary, CBCTC I hope that all of you had a safe and happy Labor Day. Our work has been non-stop and there are many more projects planned to begin over the next 24 to 36 months. When work is as good as it has been, I[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

Dave Wondolowski, Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council reminded America’s Work Force Radio listeners the deadline to register to vote in Ohio is fast approaching. During his monthly appearance on AWF, Wondolowski, who is also a member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, told AWF[…] Read More →

CBCTC members rally against City of Euclid project

More than 100 union members rallied against a construction project the City of Euclid awarded to an out of area, non-union contractor. Members from various unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, including a large contingent of members from Laborers Local 860, peacefully protested the hiring of[…] Read More →

IBEW Local 38 reclaims Cleveland Building Trades Softball Tournament Title

A large first inning offensive explosion propelled the IBEW Local 38A to their third Cleveland Building Trades Softball Tournament championship in the last four years. Local 38A secured the Division A title with a 14-4 victory over Laborers’ Local 310A at the 37th annual tournament. With the win, Local 38[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades calls for boycott of Menards stores

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council is calling for a local boycott of Menards stores. Building trades members are urged to avoid shopping at the home improvement chain, including online purchases. The boycott stems from the Eau Claire, Wis. based retailer using only non-union construction workers to build two[…] Read More →

CBCTC concerned with EPA asbestos rule proposal

Dave Wondolowski, Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, expressed concerns about a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that may allow the use of asbestos in certain materials. During his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Wondolowski told AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc he feas[…] Read More →