Monthly Archives: October 2019

IBEW Local 673 Member Completes Endurance Marathon

Walter Anderson, 44, a Conneaut resident and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 673, recently ran the longest footrace in Ohio, the Olde 96er 200-mile ultra. The race is called the Olde 96er due to a 96-hour time limit to finish the 200-mile course, as it challenges[…] Read More →

NABTU Issues Directive For Apprenticeship Week

The fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place from Nov. 11 through Nov. 17 and North Americas Building Trades Unions (NABTU) has issued a directive to promote a slightly different message this year. This November, NABTU is pushing the use of the branded term “National Save Apprenticeship Week,” according[…] Read More →

Gallup Poll finds union approval near 50-year high

More Americans than ever believe in the strength of labor unions.  A Gallup poll released in August found  64 percent of Americans approve of labor unions. The results are consistent with the results of similar polls conducted in America during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The new 64 percent union[…] Read More →

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Celebrates Grand Opening

Thousands of people flocked to downtown Cleveland, as the public was invited to attend the free grand opening for Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, which provided attendees the ability to view the $185 million in renovation work completed by highly skilled and highly trained building trades members. During the ribbon cutting ceremony,[…] Read More →

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Project Met or Exceed All Community Benefit Agreement Goals

The Cleveland Cavaliers were true to their word and made sure the project to transform Quicken Loans Arena into Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse provided jobs for Clevelanders and Cuyahoga County residents. Working in conjunction with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and their signatory contractors, the Cavaliers announced they either[…] Read More →

OP-ED: A vote for Trump fuels attacks on unions

By Frank Christensen President, International Union of Elevator Constructors I have been sounding the alarm for years now. I know that some of you who voted for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump have been holding out hope that your vote would not be abused by the person you trusted to[…] Read More →