IBEW 38 Volunteers Hang Christmas Lights in Public Square

On Oct. 19, roughly 100 volunteers from IBEW Local 38 , joined by family and friends, gathered in Public Square to help string Christmas lights throughout the square. IBEW Local 38 Business Representative Jim Embrescia said a little more than half of the Local 38 volunteers seem to come back[…] Read More →

Tradeswomen Host Successful Networking Event

An Oct. 18 networking event brought together more than 50 tradeswomen to encourage open discussion about the work they perform.  The special event offered tradeswomen, who are members of various unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, the opportunity to get together away from jobsites and get[…] Read More →

Voters Elect Two Area Tradesmen to City Council Seats

Two Cleveland building trades union members successfully ran campaigns and were elected to seats on city council in their respective hometowns. John Kulju, a Field Representative for Tapers Local 505 and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6, won his bid to become an At-Large councilman[…] Read More →

Another Record Crowd at Cleveland Apprenticeship Fair

For the second year in a row, the October Cleveland Building Trades Apprenticeship Fair set an attendance record.  Open to the public, the Apprenticeship Fair drew more than 340 people, eclipsing the record of 300 set at last year’s event. The record crowd was a diverse group, that included a[…] Read More →

No Referendum on H.B. 6

The group hoping to force a referendum vote on House Bill 6 failed to gather enough signatures by the Oct. 21 deadline and also lost a key court battle in their quest to overturn the jobs-saving piece of legislation.  By failing to submit at least 265,774 valid signatures to the[…] Read More →

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 →