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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 →

Ohio, Nation see increased union membership

According to an annual report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, union membership in Ohio increased slightly, but overall job creation did not change the state’s overall union density. Last year in Ohio, there were 635,000 union members, an increase of 18,000, who made up 12.5 percent of the[…] 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 →

Crews Keep Pace with Aggressive Lakewood Elementary Schools Projects

Union tradesmen, with a little help from Mother Nature, have been able to keep up with an aggressive schedule on three Lakewood elementary school projects. As frigid weather begins to set in throughout Northeastern Ohio, crews from the Cleveland Building Trades are working furiously get the three new Lakewood school[…] Read More →

New Partnership Gives High School Students Career Opportunities in the Trades

A new partnership between the Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council (CBCTC) and Cleveland Public Schools will give students from Max Hayes High School a chance to learn from the best, and work with them too. The agreement signed by CBCTC, the City of Cleveland, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District[…] Read More →

Convention Center Hotel changing Downtown Cleveland’s skyline

Despite the cold winter weather, construction continues on the newest landmark set to adorn the Cleveland skyline. The 32-story Convention Center Hotel, to be operated by Hilton Worldwide, will connect the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation to form a hub for downtown Cleveland and residents. The hotel is[…] Read More →