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 →

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 →

2019 Endorsed Candidates

Candidates Endorsed by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council The following candidates have received an endorsement from the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, as of Oct. 2. Affiliated members and others who support the Cleveland Building Trades are encouraged to vote for these candidates, who support the area’s[…] Read More →

Apprenticeship Career Fair Scheduled for Oct. 29

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, along with the tradeswomen committee, has scheduled an apprenticeship fair for late October. On Oct. 29, a free apprenticeship career fair that is open to the public will take place at the Pipefitters Local 120 Hall, located at 6305 Halle Dr. in Cleveland,[…] Read More →

Judge rules Ohio can purge voter rolls

On Sept. 4, a federal court blocked a request by the Ohio Democratic Party to stop the removal of roughly 235,000 Ohio voters from the state voter roll. U.S. District Court Judge James Graham said the Ohio Democratic Party did not provide enough evidence to support its claims there are[…] Read More →

Opponents Attempting to Repeal H.B. 6

Less than a month after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 6 into law, opponents of the job-saving legislation are working to repeal it through a ballot referendum. On Aug. 29, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office approved resubmitted summary petition language by the group Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts.[…] Read More →

Laborers’ Local 310A reclaims Cleveland Building Trades Softball Tournament Title

A mid-game rally by the Laborers’ Local 310A softball team was enough for them to reclaim the championship trophy at the 38th annual Cleveland Building Trades Softball Tournament. The three-day tournament kicked off on Aug. 29 at James Day Park in Parma. The annual tournament featured two brackets consisting of[…] Read More →

McGarvey: Historic response against IRAPs

The number of comments filed with the U.S. Department of Labor against Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs being permitted in the construction industry was record setting, the North America’s Building Trades Unions announced. “This historic number of nearly 325,000 comments submitted by working men and women across the United States, makes it[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: IRAPs will harm the union construction industry

Dave Wondolowoski, Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, made his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio on Aug. 13 to warn about the dangers of Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, called IRAPs. Wondolowski and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talk about the creation of IRAPs, which will[…] Read More →

Local Jobs Saved Through Passage of HB 6

More than 4,000 jobs were saved on July 23, when Ohio lawmakers passed House Bill 6. Gov. Mike DeWine signed the legislation to enact the law to create the Ohio Clean Air Program and to subsidize the operation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station and Perry Nuclear Power Plants, which[…] Read More →