Category Archives: Events

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 →

Fundraiser dinner provides variety of network opportunities

In early June, the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Golf Outing Dinner provided an excellent opportunity for leaders within the union construction industry and the community to network. More than 150 people attended the dinner, which is part of the Cleveland Building Trades largest annual fundraiser. To increase the[…] Read More →

Construction Trades Apprenticeship Fair set for May 23

The Cleveland Building Trades Tradeswomen Committee will host an apprenticeship fair open to the public to help educate and recruit people to consider starting a career with one of its affiliated construction trades unions. The Career Fair will take place on May 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades remember lost lives on Workers’ Memorial Day

More than 100 men and women, including local Building Trades affiliates, gathered in Cleveland to remember those who lost their lives on the job. A somber Workers’ Memorial Day service was held between Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field on April 28 to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the creation[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Networking Event Caps Productive Year

Members of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Board, affiliated Business Managers, trades representatives and vendors and elected officials gathered for a year-end networking event at the Pipefitters Local 120 in Cleveland. Held on Dec. 7, the event provided a good opportunity to discuss the year’s busy construction[…] 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 →