Category Archives: Community

Minorities and women urged to attend apprenticeship fair

Doreen Cannon was a featured guest on America’s Work Force Radio. The President of Plumbers Local 55 and head of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Tradeswomen Committee discussed an upcoming apprenticeship fair. Minorities and women are encouraged to attend the apprenticeship fair, which is scheduled for Oct. 24[…] Read More →

IUPAT Volunteers complete Phase Two rehab work at The Absolute House

Volunteers from the various unions that make up the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 completed second phase of rehab work at a Cleveland addiction treatment facility during the IUPAT’s Annual Day of Community Action on April 21. “It’s no secret that Ohio and Kentucky have[…] Read More →

IBEW Local 38 honored a member for life-saving action

Recently, IBEW Local 38 honored a member for actions taken to save the life of an infant. Local 38 Business Manager Dennis Meaney presented Darryl Kurian, 43, of Kirtland, with a certificate of recognition for his brave actions. The 18-year member was honored for heroic actions he took on a[…] Read More →

Union Volunteers construct pavilion in Ashtabula County

Construction workers from unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building Trade donated their time and raised funds to help build a pavilion in Ashtabula County that will be used for veteran’s counseling services. The new pavilion in Clifford Kadon Presidential Park in the City of Ashtabula is now the anchor of[…] Read More →

IBEW Local 38 Volunteers Light Up Downtown For Christmas

Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 38 volunteered their time and expertise to bring holiday cheer to thousands by lighting Cleveland’s Public Square for the Christmas season. According to Dennis Meany, IBEW Local 38 Business Manager/Financial Secretary, his members continued their yearly pre-holiday tradition by volunteering their time[…] Read More →

CBCTC, United Way partner to promote 2-1-1 helpline

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council launched a new partnership with the United Way of Greater Cleveland to help spread the message about the valuable services available through the 2-1-1 helpline. The 2-1-1 helpline solves problems, advocates for and connects people to social, health and government resources 24 hours[…] Read More →

Laborers’ Local 310A Takes Home Softball Tournament Title

Laborers’ Local 310A claimed the 36th Cleveland Building Trades Softball Tournament championship. The victory denied IBEW Local 38A the chance to three-peat as champions. The annual three-day event began on Aug. 31 at James D. Park in Parma and featured 16 teams in two divisions. The loser bracket semifinals and[…] Read More →

Minimum Wage Rate in Cleveland

As published in the Plain Dealer on 6/7/17 A Franklin County judge blew the whistle last week on a brazen breach by the General Assembly of a constitutional rule that ”no bill shall contain more than one subject.” That’s commendable. But his ruling reopens the door to another irresponsible push[…] Read More →

Construction Trades Apprenticeship Career Fair-May 18th!!

$65 Million Reasons to Stop Roadblocking City-Driven Job Creation

By Courtney Hutchison | Op-Ed | July 20, 2016 In the last year, city officials in New Orleans, Cleveland and Nashville have found themselves scrambling to protect “hire local” policies from their respective state governments. In all three cases, racially diverse cities struggling with high rates of poverty and unemployment[…] Read More →