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 leaders urge senate to save Ohio nuclear power plants

Leaders from Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council affiliated Local Unions urged the state Senate to support House Bill 6, legislation designed to save the state’s two nuclear power plants. During a June 18 rally in Cleveland, Laborers’ Local 310 Business Manager Terry Joyce, IBEW Local 673 Business Manager Dave[…] Read More →

CBCTC Fundraiser Promotes Networking

The annual Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Golf Outing Dinner gave construction industry and community leaders the opportunity to network in early June. Held at the Pipefitters Local 120 Union Hall on the evening of June 6, union leaders, contractors, vendors and other attendees gathered for conversation about industry[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Partner with Tall Ships Event

The tall ships are coming back to Cleveland in July and the Cleveland Building Trades are teaming up with this four-day waterfront festival. The Tall Ships Challenge, which takes place from July 11 through July 14, will cap off Cleveland’s Major League Baseball All-Star week. The event begins with a[…] Read More →

Study shows West Virginia construction workers hurt by repeal of Prevailing Wage

A new study released by researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI) showed the loss of Prevailing Wage is hurting the state’s construction workers and individual communities, while also not providing any meaningful savings for taxpayers. The report titled “The Impact of[…] Read More →

Ohio State Building Trades Event Discusses National Opioid Epidemic

On May 8, the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council hosted an educational summit to discuss the nation’s opioid crisis. Regional building trades leaders and representatives from Local Unions and District Councils from around Ohio came to the Hollywood Casino in Columbus to hear multiple speakers address why and[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Members demonstrate outside Cleveland area Menards

An estimated 250 affiliated members of the Cleveland Building Trades demonstrated outside a new area Menards store, informing the public about the home improvement chain’s refusal to allow local union contractors to work on the project. The demonstration, which was organized by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, was[…] Read More →

Lake Erie Turbine Project Receives Construction Permit from Corps of Engineers

Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) gained a key permit in their quest to build North America’s first freshwater wind turbine farm. In March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted a construction permit to LEEDco to construct an offshore wind energy project proposed for installation eight miles off[…] Read More →

IUPAT Day of Community Action Benefits Jean Marie House

An addiction rehabilitation facility in Cleveland benefitted from the dedication and talent of 37 volunteers from several Local Unions from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6, during the IUPAT’s Annual Day of Community Action. On April 20, the DC 6 volunteers focused union resources toward[…] Read More →

Two CBCTC affiliated local unions team up to open healthcare centers

On April 17, IBEW Local 38 and Laborers’ Local 310 celebrated the opening of two healthcare centers to provide their combined 7,500 members and families with a number of valuable medical services. The health and wellness centers, located in Beachwood and Brooklyn, will help contain healthcare costs, while improving the[…] Read More →