Tag Archives: Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council

New fund will provide low-interest loans to minority businesses

By Karen Farkas, cleveland.com The Plain Dealer   CLEVELAND, Ohio – A new $8 million fund will launch this fall to provide loans and assistance to minority businesses. The Capital Access Fund of Greater Cleveland is a partnership of the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, the National Development Council, the Urban[…] Read More →

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 →

Building Trades Endorse Candidates for March Primary

Primary Candidates Endorsed by the Cleveland Building Trades The following candidates have received an endorsement from the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, as of Feb. 2. Affiliated members are encouraged to vote for these candidates, who support the area’s labor trades and related issues effecting the trades.   Ohio[…] Read More →

Cleveland Contractor Pleads Not Guilty to 61 related to Davis-Bacon Act Violations

A Cleveland electrical contractor pled not guilty in Federal Court to charges related to violating the Davis-Bacon Act on three separate public housing projects. Marcus Butler, the owner of L & B Electric of Northeast Ohio, LLC, is accused of falsifying tax forms for a three-year period from 2011-2013. He[…] Read More →

2015 was good, but we can make 2016 even better

By: Dave Wondolowski, Executive Secretary, CBCTC As 2015 winds down, it is worth taking note of what we accomplished this year. While all numbers are not yet in, all indications point to this being an extremely positive year for a majority of the Cleveland Building Trades. The year began slow[…] Read More →

Success in 2015, optimism for 2016 discussed during annual Holiday gathering

Members of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Board, affiliated Business Managers, other construction representatives and various elected officials gathered for some networking and good cheer at Pipefitters Local 120 Hall in Cleveland on Dec. 9. The annual holiday gathering provided a great opportunity to discuss the many[…] 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 →

National Apprentice Week Celebrated Nov. 1-7

National apprentice week occurs the first week in November and the Cleveland Building and Construction Trade Council is joining with the North American Building Trades Union in observing this week. Locally and throughout the nation, there is a need for more apprentices in the building trades. Currently, there are more[…] Read More →

CBCTC Launches Video on New YouTube Channel

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council is proud to announce the launching of our first video, which also coincides with the launch of our YouTube channel. The video, which can be viewed below, introduces the general public to the Cleveland Building Trades, while also highlighting several of our high[…] 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 →