Lake County Commissioners update Responsible Contractor Policy

In late April, Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution to update the county’s Responsible Contractor language. With 24 representatives from various union affiliates of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trade Council in attendance, the county commissioners unanimously passed the resolution. Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski[…] Read More →

Public unions hit hard by Janus ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn the ruling of the 1977 case of Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. The 5-4 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME denies public-sector unions the right to collect “fair share” fees. The late June ruling essentially makes state and local government workplaces So Called[…] Read More →

Focus votes on what’s best for our work

By Dave Wondolowski Executive Secretary, CBCTC Brothers and Sisters, with the November gubernatorial election approaching, I felt it was important to begin reaching out to you monthly to make some brief observations regarding our candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. With that said, you can expect to see this column[…] Read More →

Fundraiser dinner provides variety of network opportunities

In early June, the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Golf Outing Dinner provided an excellent opportunity for leaders within the union construction industry and the community to network. More than 150 people attended the dinner, which is part of the Cleveland Building Trades largest annual fundraiser. To increase the[…] Read More →

Sutton challenges DeWine’s So-Called ‘Right to Work’ stance

Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Betty Sutton called out Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine’s stance on So-Called “Right to Work” in a June 6 interview with the Youngstown Vindicator. Sutton told the Vindicator DeWine’s statements during a late May press conference “opened the door to this idea of turning Ohio into[…] Read More →

Like Michigan, repeal of Prevailing Wage could happen in Ohio

According to Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski, the repeal of Prevailing Wage laws could happen in Ohio, just as it recently happened in Michigan. During his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Wondolowski told AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc that the only way to[…] Read More →

Focus votes on what’s best for our work

Electing Jobs, Families and Futures First By Dave Wondolowski Executive Secretary, CBCTC Brothers and Sisters, with the November gubernatorial election approaching, I felt it was important to begin reaching out to you monthly to make some brief observations regarding our candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. With that said, you[…] Read More →

IUPAT Volunteers complete Phase Two rehab work at The Absolute House

Volunteers from the various unions that make up the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 completed second phase of rehab work at a Cleveland addiction treatment facility during the IUPAT’s Annual Day of Community Action on April 21. “It’s no secret that Ohio and Kentucky have[…] Read More →

Construction Trades Apprenticeship Fair set for May 23

The Cleveland Building Trades Tradeswomen Committee will host an apprenticeship fair open to the public to help educate and recruit people to consider starting a career with one of its affiliated construction trades unions. The Career Fair will take place on May 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Featured at NABTU Legislative Conference

Dave Wondolowski, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary, made his monthly appearance on America’s Workforce Radio and spoke with host Ed “Flash” Ferenc about the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council being featured during the North America’s Building Trades Union Legislative Conference. The Cleveland Building Trades were recognized[…] Read More →