Tag Archives: Dave Wondolowski

Tradeswomen Host Successful Networking Event

An Oct. 18 networking event brought together more than 50 tradeswomen to encourage open discussion about the work they perform.  The special event offered tradeswomen, who are members of various unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, the opportunity to get together away from jobsites and get[…] Read More →

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Celebrates Grand Opening

Thousands of people flocked to downtown Cleveland, as the public was invited to attend the free grand opening for Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, which provided attendees the ability to view the $185 million in renovation work completed by highly skilled and highly trained building trades members. During the ribbon cutting ceremony,[…] Read More →

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Project Met or Exceed All Community Benefit Agreement Goals

The Cleveland Cavaliers were true to their word and made sure the project to transform Quicken Loans Arena into Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse provided jobs for Clevelanders and Cuyahoga County residents. Working in conjunction with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and their signatory contractors, the Cavaliers announced they either[…] Read More →

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 →

Judge rules Ohio can purge voter rolls

On Sept. 4, a federal court blocked a request by the Ohio Democratic Party to stop the removal of roughly 235,000 Ohio voters from the state voter roll. U.S. District Court Judge James Graham said the Ohio Democratic Party did not provide enough evidence to support its claims there are[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: IRAPs will harm the union construction industry

Dave Wondolowoski, Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, made his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio on Aug. 13 to warn about the dangers of Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, called IRAPs. Wondolowski and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talk about the creation of IRAPs, which will[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: Ohioans need to elect politicians who support the building trades

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowoski joined America’s Work Force Radio on July 9 to talk about the need to elect leaders who support the building trades and their issues. Wondolowski and AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the situation in Tennessee, which has been a[…] Read More →

CBCTC Fundraiser Promotes Networking

The annual Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Golf Outing Dinner gave construction industry and community leaders the opportunity to network in early June. Held at the Pipefitters Local 120 Union Hall on the evening of June 6, union leaders, contractors, vendors and other attendees gathered for conversation about industry[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades Partner with Tall Ships Event

The tall ships are coming back to Cleveland in July and the Cleveland Building Trades are teaming up with this four-day waterfront festival. The Tall Ships Challenge, which takes place from July 11 through July 14, will cap off Cleveland’s Major League Baseball All-Star week. The event begins with a[…] Read More →

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 →