CBCTC members rally against City of Euclid project

More than 100 union members rallied against a construction project the City of Euclid awarded to an out of area, non-union contractor. Members from various unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, including a large contingent of members from Laborers Local 860, peacefully protested the hiring of[…] Read More →

IBEW Local 38 reclaims Cleveland Building Trades Softball Tournament Title

A large first inning offensive explosion propelled the IBEW Local 38A to their third Cleveland Building Trades Softball Tournament championship in the last four years. Local 38A secured the Division A title with a 14-4 victory over Laborers’ Local 310A at the 37th annual tournament. With the win, Local 38[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades calls for boycott of Menards stores

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council is calling for a local boycott of Menards stores. Building trades members are urged to avoid shopping at the home improvement chain, including online purchases. The boycott stems from the Eau Claire, Wis. based retailer using only non-union construction workers to build two[…] Read More →

CBCTC concerned with EPA asbestos rule proposal

Dave Wondolowski, Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, expressed concerns about a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that may allow the use of asbestos in certain materials. During his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Wondolowski told AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc he feas[…] Read More →

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 →

Honeywell voluntarily recalls 158,000 hardhats

Honeywell has voluntarily recalled approximately 158,000 hardhats the company manufactured between April 2016 and January 2018. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, approximately 82,000 hardhats were sold in the United States and 65,500 were sold in Canada. While no injuries have been reported, the Honeywell[…] Read More →

Let me clarify what’s at stake in November

By Dave Wondolowski Executive Secretary, CBCTC I want to begin by thanking all of you who read my column from last month. I would also like to thank each of you who did what I asked and are now looking at your choices in the upcoming election through a new[…] Read More →

Building trades members urged to support wind farm project

The region’s building trades members are encouraged to attend a mid-July meeting to support a proposed wind farm project in Lake Erie. A public hearing will be held on July 19 at Cleveland City Hall by the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) to receive input from the public on the[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: Janus Ruling Reshapes Constitution

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Janus case. Making his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Wondolowski told AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc that he was bothered by the President’s nominee of Brett Kavanaugh to the[…] Read More →

Labor Leaders react to Janus ruling

International, state and regional union leaders offered reactions to the predictable outcome of the Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME. The ruling essentially granted so-called “Right to Work” in public-sector unions throughout the country. Lonnie Stephenson, International President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said the ruling was an[…] Read More →