Category Archives: Community

New Building Trades Video Promotes Diversity

A new video highlights the ongoing efforts of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council to create a diversified construction workforce. Through community outreach, the region’s Building Trades have worked to recruit a diverse workforce that reflects the racial, ethnic and gender make-up of the people of Cleveland and their[…] Read More →

Wondolowski Appointed to Cuyahoga County Elections Board

In late January, the Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council was appointed to serve on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. David Wondolowski becomes one of two Democratic Party members to serve on the board, which consists of four local members (two Democrats and two Republicans),[…] Read More →

IBEW volunteers light up Cleveland’s Playhouse Square for Christmas

In just a few days, parts of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square will officially transform into a winter wonderland. In early November, around 90 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 38 helped transform Playhouse Square into a holiday spectacular in preparation for the annual Winterfest celebration. For the second[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Celebrate National Apprentice Week

The Cleveland Building Trades celebrated National Apprentice Week with students in pre-apprenticeship programs at an event held at Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Union Hall and Training Center. Students from Max Hayes Vocational High School, Cuyahoga Community College and the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center met with members of various trades,[…] Read More →

New Cleveland Vocational High School Includes Pre-apprentice Program

The new Max S. Hayes Career and Technical High School in Cleveland has opened to rave reviews. Inside this state-of-the-art facility, the students in the construction trades curriculum will directly benefit from an agreement signed between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council (CBCTC), the City of Cleveland and the[…] Read More →

Labor Day in Greater Cleveland

Every year, Americans pause from their normal work schedule and take a day off on the first Monday in September to celebrate Labor Day. The holiday, which dates back to 1894, was created because of the sacrifice made by union members who suffered from poor pay, child labor, and terrible[…] Read More →

Women in Construction Careers Event Planned For May 12

To promote opportunities for women within the construction trades, the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Tradeswomen Committee will be sponsoring an informational open house event on Tuesday, May 12 in Brooklyn Heights. Following two successful, similar events dating back to September 2014, May’s event is targeted towards all women in Northeastern Ohio who want to learn[…] Read More →

New Partnership Gives High School Students Career Opportunities in the Trades

A new partnership between the Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council (CBCTC) and Cleveland Public Schools will give students from Max Hayes High School a chance to learn from the best, and work with them too. The agreement signed by CBCTC, the City of Cleveland, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District[…] Read More →

CBCTC President Joyce Honored By Irish American Archives Society

The Irish American Archives Society (IAAS) bestowed one of their highest honors to Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council President Terence P. Joyce on February 25. President Joyce, who is also the Business Manager of Laborers Local 310, was honored for his contributions to the local Irish community when he[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Light Up Cleveland for Winterfest

Every year, the members of IBEW Local 38 volunteer their time and services to help light up downtown Cleveland for Winterfest, the city’s holiday kickoff celebration. The following story – ‘Volunteer work by IBEW Local 38 makes Winterfest Shine’ – was published in the November 2014 edition of The Labor Citizen: CLEVELAND[…] Read More →