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IBEW Local 38 members create festive atmosphere in Cleveland Public Square

More than 80 members of IBEW Local 38 donated their time and talent to help decorate Cleveland Public Square for the holidays. On Nov. 3, a dry and windy day with temperatures in the mid-40s, the Christmas spirit was in the air as 83 members of Local 38 decorated trees,[…] 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 →

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 Cleveland Building Trades Video Urges Viewers To Become Apprentices

Men and women of all races should “Join the Trades.” That is the message of the newest video released by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council. Released in April, the video raises awareness about high-demand job opportunities within the Building Trades and the rewarding careers they offer. Area journeymen[…] 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 →

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 →

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 →

Let’s all take a moment to talk about drug addiction

The following message was published by Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council Chairman David J. Wondolowski in “The Labor Citizen” on September 15, 2014… Greetings to all of my Brothers and Sisters in the Building Trades movement. I hope all of you are enjoying a prosperous construction season. You may recall reading an[…] Read More →

Why it’s important to you and our region to vote for Issue 7 on May 6

The following message was published by Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council Chairman David J. Wondolowski in “The Labor Citizen” on April 14, 2014… I urge all Cuyahoga County voters to support the May 6 renewal of the small but beneficial tax on alcohol and tobacco. Any fair review of this small[…] Read More →

Keep it simple: ‘Sin tax’ renewal will create jobs

The following message was published by Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council Chairman David J. Wondolowski in “The Labor Citizen” on March 17, 2014… Having the ability to share an important message with so many members of assorted labor trades is one of the primary reasons we created The Labor Citizen. Similarly, I[…] Read More →