Category Archives: Events

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Remembering IBEW President Emeritus Ed Hill

The building trades and organized labor lost a great leader with the Dec. 3 passing of Edwin D. Hill, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers International President Emeritus. Hill, 81, passed away following a battle with pneumonia. As International Secretary-Treasurer from 1997 to 2001, he streamlined the union’s accounting systems and[…] Read More →

SMW Local 33 signatory contractor named SMACNA Contractor of the Year

The sheet metal national contractor’s association gave a prestigious honor to a Cleveland-based signatory contractor. During the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) 75th Annual Convention, Tom Martin, President of T.H. Martin, Inc. was recognized as the association’s 2018 Contractor of the Year. “It was an honor[…] 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 →

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 →