Local Jobs Saved Through Passage of HB 6

More than 4,000 jobs were saved on July 23, when Ohio lawmakers passed House Bill 6. Gov. Mike DeWine signed the legislation to enact the law to create the Ohio Clean Air Program and to subsidize the operation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station and Perry Nuclear Power Plants, which[…] Read More →

Lawmakers Pass House Bill 6 and Save Ohio’s Nuclear Power Plants

On July 23, Ohio lawmakers passed House Bill 6 and ensured the continued operation of the state’s two nuclear power plants, saving more than 4,000 jobs, including members of the building trades. H.B 6 creates the Ohio Clean Energy Program, which will charge Ohio electrical customers a monthly surcharge ranging[…] Read More →

HB 6 vote pushed back to Aug. 1

Proponents of a bill to save the jobs of more than 4,000 Ohioans will have to wait until August for members of the Ohio House to vote on this legislation. Speaker of the Ohio House, Larry Householder, pushed back a vote on House Bill 6, which will create the Ohio[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: Ohioans need to elect politicians who support the building trades

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowoski joined America’s Work Force Radio on July 9 to talk about the need to elect leaders who support the building trades and their issues. Wondolowski and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the situation in Tennessee, which has been a[…] Read More →

HB 6 deadline passes without a decision

Ohio legislators failed to meet a June deadline to pass House Bill 6 – legislation designed to keep Ohio’s two nuclear power plants open. The June 30 deadline was set by FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., who hoped legislators would decide to subsidize the operation of the[…] Read More →

Report shows union construction growth in 2019 despite ongoing worker shortages

Despite worker shortages in certain crafts, a new study conducted on behalf of the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) and sponsored by The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) indicated the union construction industry is growing. The 2019 Union Craft Labor Supply Study is the only national, multi-craft, union-specific study to[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades leaders urge senate to save Ohio nuclear power plants

Leaders from Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council affiliated Local Unions urged the state Senate to support House Bill 6, legislation designed to save the state’s two nuclear power plants. During a June 18 rally in Cleveland, Laborers’ Local 310 Business Manager Terry Joyce, IBEW Local 673 Business Manager Dave[…] Read More →

CBCTC Fundraiser Promotes Networking

The annual Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Golf Outing Dinner gave construction industry and community leaders the opportunity to network in early June. Held at the Pipefitters Local 120 Union Hall on the evening of June 6, union leaders, contractors, vendors and other attendees gathered for conversation about industry[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Partner with Tall Ships Event

The tall ships are coming back to Cleveland in July and the Cleveland Building Trades are teaming up with this four-day waterfront festival. The Tall Ships Challenge, which takes place from July 11 through July 14, will cap off Cleveland’s Major League Baseball All-Star week. The event begins with a[…] Read More →

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 →