Tag Archives: construction

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 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 →

Wondolowski: 2019 work outlook nearly as strong as 2018

For members of the Cleveland Building Trades, 2018 was a busy year and affiliated members should expect 2019 to be nearly as busy. According to Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski, 2018 was a better year than his affiliated unions initially expected, as work hours were[…] Read More →

Phase one of ‘The Q’ Transformation Project finished on time

Working under a tight timeline, the highly trained and highly skilled members from multiple Cleveland Building Trades affiliated unions completed Phase One work on the “‘The Q’ Transformation Project,” allowing the building to host a sold out Justin Timberlake concert on Oct. 2. For the Cavaliers, the City of Cleveland[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Featured at NABTU Legislative Conference

Dave Wondolowski, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary, made his monthly appearance on America’s Workforce Radio and spoke with host Ed “Flash” Ferenc about the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council being featured during the North America’s Building Trades Union Legislative Conference. The Cleveland Building Trades were recognized[…] Read More →

‘Q’ Renovations Back On

The on-again, off-again deal to renovate Quicken Loans Arena is back on the table as the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to move forward with their initial plans, generating quality construction jobs for the area trades. “We are excited to confirm our renewed capital commitment of over $70 million to help renovate[…] 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 →

Diverse Building Trades Workforce Safely Constructs Cleveland Hilton Hotel

The construction of the Cleveland Hilton Hotel was truly a community effort. Built under a Project Labor Agreement between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and Cuyahoga County, the building’s owner, the make-up of the construction crews was large and diverse. Jeffrey Appelbaum, Project Managing Consultant, told Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

Hotel PLA Project Comes In $20 Million Under Budget

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Cleveland Building Trades received high praise for completing the Downtown Hilton Hotel on time and $20 million under budget. Nearly $310 million was budgeted for the 32-story hotel project, including $276 million in construction and purchasing costs and $34 million for contingency funds. Thanks[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Helped Transform Progressive Field

Cleveland Building Trades Helped Transform Progressive Field While the Cleveland Indians wrapped up spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., members of the Cleveland Building Trades put the finishing touches to a number of major off-season renovations at Progressive Field. For the second consecutive baseball offseason, area tradesmen and tradeswomen spent the[…] Read More →