Tag Archives: Cleveland

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 →

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 →

Topping off ceremony keeps Q Transformation Project on schedule

On Jan. 16, a ceremonial topping off ceremony was held to commemorate the last piece of structural steel installed on the project to modernize the 25-year old publicly-owned Quicken Loans Arena. “This topping off is a great milestone for this important project. Our investment in ‘The Q’ is an investment[…] Read More →

IBEW Local 38 members create festive atmosphere in Cleveland Public Square

More than 80 members of IBEW Local 38 donated their time and talent to help decorate Cleveland Public Square for the holidays. On Nov. 3, a dry and windy day with temperatures in the mid-40s, the Christmas spirit was in the air as 83 members of Local 38 decorated trees,[…] Read More →

Pension plans invest in Cleveland projects

Building trades pension and health and welfare funds are targeting Cleveland as a market where they can invest in a construction project, create jobs for trades members and help their funds secure a good return on their investment. The latest Cleveland area project to receive building trades pension financing is[…] Read More →

Study: Repealing Prevailing Wage does not save money on construction projects

Indiana’s repeal of Prevailing Wage flopped, as the move did not provide any meaningful cost savings on publicly funded construction projects. A recently published study by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute found that since Prevailing Wage was repealed, construction wages fell by an average of 8.5 percent. While taxpayers paid[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades expecting busy 2018 construction year

Members of the Construction Trades should have the opportunity to put in a good amount of hours on the jobsite in 2018, as the construction forecast points to another busy year. National estimates show positive expectations for the construction industry, which Robert Murray, chief economist for Dodge Data & Analytics,[…] 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 →

Jackson Defeats Reed, Remains Cleveland’s Mayor

Cleveland’s incumbent mayor took 59 percent of the vote to win an unprecedented fourth term in office. According to official results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Frank Jackson, who was endorsed by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, received 36,196 votes compared to challenger Zachary Reed, who[…] Read More →

$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 →