Tag Archives: Prevailing Wage

Wondolowski: Higher voter turnout in Cuyahoga County will lead to more votes for Cordray

On his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski said a higher than expected voter turnout in Cuyahoga County will benefit Rich Cordray, the Democratic Party candidate to become Ohio’s next governor. Wondolowski, who also serves on the Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

Ohio Building Trades Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Duffey Retires

Dennis Duffey, Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council since 2009, retired on Sept. 1, ending a career in the building trades that spanned 45 years. The state building trades executive board voted their president, former UA Local 776 Business Manager and former President of the Lima[…] 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 →

Lake County Commissioners update Responsible Contractor Policy

In late April, Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution to update the county’s Responsible Contractor language. With 24 representatives from various union affiliates of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trade Council in attendance, the county commissioners unanimously passed the resolution. Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski[…] 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 →

Like Michigan, repeal of Prevailing Wage could happen in Ohio

According to Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski, the repeal of Prevailing Wage laws could happen in Ohio, just as it recently happened in Michigan. During his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Wondolowski told AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc that the only way to[…] Read More →

Efforts to repeal Prevailing Wage will not work in Ohio

Listen to Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski and America’s Workforce Radio, host Ed “Flash” Ferenc, as they discuss a new proposal in Ohio to repeal Prevailing Wage, implement both public and private sector So-Called “Right to Work,” eliminate Project Labor Agreements and other union busting[…] 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 →

State legislator unveils new attacks on organized labor

An Ohio state representative has proposed a series of ballot initiatives that would amend the state constitution with language to hurt thousands of union workers and their families. State Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati) proposed six amendments to Ohio’s constitution to repeal prevailing wage, enact So-Called “Right to Work” in both[…] Read More →

Cleveland Contractor Pleads Not Guilty to 61 related to Davis-Bacon Act Violations

A Cleveland electrical contractor pled not guilty in Federal Court to charges related to violating the Davis-Bacon Act on three separate public housing projects. Marcus Butler, the owner of L & B Electric of Northeast Ohio, LLC, is accused of falsifying tax forms for a three-year period from 2011-2013. He[…] Read More →