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 →

Top Cleveland area tradesmen and tradeswomen honored with Craftsmanship Awards

Roughly 200 people, including some of the area’s top journeymen, apprentices and contractors, attended the Craftsmanship Awards Ceremony on March 28, held at Windows on the River in Cleveland. A partnership between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and the Construction Employers Association, the ceremony honored the top industry[…] Read More →

Multiemployer pension plan fix must happen this year

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council hosted the “lunch and learn” event on Feb. 27 to hear updates on efforts by Congress to solve problems related to failing multiemployer pension plans. More than 70 building trades leaders and signatory contractors gathered last month at Laborers Local 310 Hall to[…] Read More →

Ohio lawmakers set their sights on Prevailing Wage with H.B. 78

Several Ohio lawmakers targeted Prevailing Wage in their latest anti-union attack, but opponents of the legislation believe H.B. 78 will not make it out of committee. House Bill 78, which is primarily sponsored by State Reps. Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) and Susan Manchester (R–Lakeview), proposes to give local governments, special districts,[…] Read More →

March Apprenticeship Fair to be held at Max Hayes High School

The next Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Apprenticeship Fair will be held in early March at a Cleveland vocation high school. The Apprenticeship Fair will take place on March 7 at Max Hayes High School, located at 2211 W 65th St. in Cleveland, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades praised during Church + State groundbreaking ceremony

Developers praised the efforts of the Cleveland Building Trades during a groundbreaking ceremony held for one of the area’s most highly anticipated projects of 2019. Thanks to the efforts of Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski, the $60 million Church + State Project received vital financing,[…] Read More →