Tag Archives: City of Cleveland

Fannie Lewis Law Ruled Unconstitutional By State High Court

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled a law designed to employ Clevelanders on public Cleveland construction projects was unconstitutional. On Sept. 24, the state’s highest court ruled 4-3 and reversed ruling by lower courts that Ohio could enforce H.B. 180, a law created to invalidate local ordinances like Cleveland’s Fannie M.[…] Read More →

Phase one of ‘The Q’ Transformation Project finished on time

Working under a tight timeline, the highly trained and highly skilled members from multiple Cleveland Building Trades affiliated unions completed Phase One work on the “‘The Q’ Transformation Project,” allowing the building to host a sold out Justin Timberlake concert on Oct. 2. For the Cavaliers, the City of Cleveland[…] Read More →

Appeals Court Strikes Down Residency Requirement Ban

Ohio’s Building Trades members were the real winners when Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals upheld Cleveland’s Fannie Lewis Law, striking down House Bill 180, which banned residency requirements, as unconstitutional. The victory means jobs for Ohio’s building trades members in their own cities, as the court ruled chartered municipalities[…] Read More →

‘Q’ Renovations Back On

The on-again, off-again deal to renovate Quicken Loans Arena is back on the table as the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to move forward with their initial plans, generating quality construction jobs for the area trades. “We are excited to confirm our renewed capital commitment of over $70 million to help renovate[…] Read More →

$65 Million Reasons to Stop Roadblocking City-Driven Job Creation

By Courtney Hutchison | Op-Ed | July 20, 2016 In the last year, city officials in New Orleans, Cleveland and Nashville have found themselves scrambling to protect “hire local” policies from their respective state governments. In all three cases, racially diverse cities struggling with high rates of poverty and unemployment[…] Read More →

Hotel PLA Project Comes In $20 Million Under Budget

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Cleveland Building Trades received high praise for completing the Downtown Hilton Hotel on time and $20 million under budget. Nearly $310 million was budgeted for the 32-story hotel project, including $276 million in construction and purchasing costs and $34 million for contingency funds. Thanks[…] 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 →