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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 →

Minorities and women urged to attend apprenticeship fair

Doreen Cannon was a featured guest on America’s Work Force Radio. The President of Plumbers Local 55 and head of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Tradeswomen Committee discussed an upcoming apprenticeship fair. Minorities and women are encouraged to attend the apprenticeship fair, which is scheduled for Oct. 24[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: Higher voter turnout in Cuyahoga County will lead to more votes for Cordray

On his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski said a higher than expected voter turnout in Cuyahoga County will benefit Rich Cordray, the Democratic Party candidate to become Ohio’s next governor. Wondolowski, who also serves on the Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

Ohio Building Trades Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Duffey Retires

Dennis Duffey, Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council since 2009, retired on Sept. 1, ending a career in the building trades that spanned 45 years. The state building trades executive board voted their president, former UA Local 776 Business Manager and former President of the Lima[…] Read More →

State legislator unveils new attacks on organized labor

An Ohio state representative has proposed a series of ballot initiatives that would amend the state constitution with language to hurt thousands of union workers and their families. State Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati) proposed six amendments to Ohio’s constitution to repeal prevailing wage, enact So-Called “Right to Work” in both[…] Read More →

Cleveland Hilton Hotel Project Update

An update on the construction of the Cleveland Hilton Hotel brought smiles to the faces of all involved in the project. The $272 million dollar project is on time and on budget, meaning the hotel, which was a key part of Cleveland’s bid to land the 2016 Republican National Convention,[…] Read More →

Tonight – Join the Tradeswomen Committee for Career Night

Following a successful first event and recent publicity by the local media, the Tradeswomen Committee’s Career Night is expected to draw an even larger crowd than originally expected. There is still time to attend the event, which occurs tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6 -7:30 pm. Career Night is designed[…] Read More →