Tag Archives: union

A Rich Cordray vote supports a plan that includes us

Brothers and sisters, I hope that you are all enjoying a prosperous summer with all the work that we have right now. I write to you again this month, to further spread the message about our endorsed candidates for this November’s gubernatorial election. When elected, Rich Cordray and his running[…] Read More →

Working People’s Day of Action rally held days before of Janus hearing

Two days before the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing a landmark labor case, unions rallied together throughout the country to stand up and fight against a rigged system. In Ohio, around 3,000 union members, including an estimated 100 members of the building trades, gathered at noon on Feb. 24 in[…] 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 →

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 →

Let’s all take a moment to talk about drug addiction

The following message was published by Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council Chairman David J. Wondolowski in “The Labor Citizen” on September 15, 2014… Greetings to all of my Brothers and Sisters in the Building Trades movement. I hope all of you are enjoying a prosperous construction season. You may recall reading an[…] Read More →

2014 Election – CBCTC Endorsed Candidates

The following candidates have received an endorsement from the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, as of Oct. 7. Members are encouraged to cast a vote for these individuals who support area labor trades and related issues of importance. Congress David Joyce (R) — 14th District Jim Renacci (R) – 16th[…] Read More →

New committee works to attract more women to construction trades

A new committee of tradeswomen hopes to break down some common stereotypes and convince more women to consider career opportunities in the construction trades during an informational meeting at the end of the month. The newly formed Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Tradeswomen Committee is sponsoring its first event[…] Read More →

Keep it simple: ‘Sin tax’ renewal will create jobs

The following message was published by Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council Chairman David J. Wondolowski in “The Labor Citizen” on March 17, 2014… Having the ability to share an important message with so many members of assorted labor trades is one of the primary reasons we created The Labor Citizen. Similarly, I[…] Read More →

Holiday wishes and hopes for a better 2014

The following message was published by Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council Chairman David J. Wondolowski in “The Labor Citizen” on December 16, 2013… I’d like to share a few quick thoughts as we approach the Holiday Season and then prepare to welcome in 2014. For starters, on behalf of the entire[…] Read More →

Send a message by voting and the beer you buy

The following message was published by Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council Chairman David J. Wondolowski in “The Labor Citizen” on October 14, 2013…   When we launched the new Labor Citizen back in June, I promised you I would only file a column occasionally, “on matters of extreme importance to us all.”[…] Read More →