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Opponents Attempting to Repeal H.B. 6

Less than a month after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 6 into law, opponents of the job-saving legislation are working to repeal it through a ballot referendum. On Aug. 29, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office approved resubmitted summary petition language by the group Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts.[…] Read More →

Local Jobs Saved Through Passage of HB 6

More than 4,000 jobs were saved on July 23, when Ohio lawmakers passed House Bill 6. Gov. Mike DeWine signed the legislation to enact the law to create the Ohio Clean Air Program and to subsidize the operation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station and Perry Nuclear Power Plants, which[…] Read More →

HB 6 vote pushed back to Aug. 1

Proponents of a bill to save the jobs of more than 4,000 Ohioans will have to wait until August for members of the Ohio House to vote on this legislation. Speaker of the Ohio House, Larry Householder, pushed back a vote on House Bill 6, which will create the Ohio[…] 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 →

HB 6 deadline passes without a decision

Ohio legislators failed to meet a June deadline to pass House Bill 6 – legislation designed to keep Ohio’s two nuclear power plants open. The June 30 deadline was set by FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., who hoped legislators would decide to subsidize the operation of the[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades leaders urge senate to save Ohio nuclear power plants

Leaders from Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council affiliated Local Unions urged the state Senate to support House Bill 6, legislation designed to save the state’s two nuclear power plants. During a June 18 rally in Cleveland, Laborers’ Local 310 Business Manager Terry Joyce, IBEW Local 673 Business Manager Dave[…] Read More →

Lake Erie Turbine Project Receives Construction Permit from Corps of Engineers

Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) gained a key permit in their quest to build North America’s first freshwater wind turbine farm. In March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted a construction permit to LEEDco to construct an offshore wind energy project proposed for installation eight miles off[…] Read More →

McGarvey and Pelosi Ddiscussed Green New Deal Alternatives

During the North America’s Building Trades Unions annual Legislative Conference, both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and NABTU President Sean McGarvey talked about their vision of a Green New Deal. The vision of Pelosi and McGarvey differ from that of Green New Deal creators Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen.[…] Read More →

IBEW Local 38 pickets Euclid Amazon project

In early October, members of IBEW Local 38 picketed outside the Amazon fulfillment center project in Euclid. Roughly 40 members of Local 38 stood outside the Amazon building on Oct. 8 alerting the public that the conveyor portion of the construction project is being done by non-union workers. According to Local 38 Business Manager[…] Read More →

A Rich Cordray vote supports a plan that includes us

Brothers and sisters, I hope that you are all enjoying a prosperous summer with all the work that we have right now. I write to you again this month, to further spread the message about our endorsed candidates for this November’s gubernatorial election. When elected, Rich Cordray and his running[…] Read More →