Tag Archives: Prevailing Wage

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 →

Study shows West Virginia construction workers hurt by repeal of Prevailing Wage

A new study released by researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI) showed the loss of Prevailing Wage is hurting the state’s construction workers and individual communities, while also not providing any meaningful savings for taxpayers. The report titled “The Impact of[…] Read More →

Ohio lawmakers set their sights on Prevailing Wage with H.B. 78

Several Ohio lawmakers targeted Prevailing Wage in their latest anti-union attack, but opponents of the legislation believe H.B. 78 will not make it out of committee. House Bill 78, which is primarily sponsored by State Reps. Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) and Susan Manchester (R–Lakeview), proposes to give local governments, special districts,[…] Read More →

New Speaker of Ohio House Not Interested in Anti-Union Legislation

The new Republican elected Speaker of the Ohio House, Larry Householder, has promised building trade unions and Democrats he will not support proposed legislation considered anti-union. By a 52-45 count, Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) was elected Speaker thanks in large part to the chamber’s Democrats, who voted overwhelmingly for him[…] Read More →

Wondolowski discusses 2019 political course of action on America’s Work Force Radio

On Dec. 11, Dave Wondolowski, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary, discussed what the building trades will do following the 2018 midterm elections, on his monthly America’s Work Force Radio appearance. Despite Republican control of Ohio, which includes Ohio’s statewide elected offices and a super majority in both[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: Higher voter turnout in Cuyahoga County will lead to more votes for Cordray

On his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski said a higher than expected voter turnout in Cuyahoga County will benefit Rich Cordray, the Democratic Party candidate to become Ohio’s next governor. Wondolowski, who also serves on the Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

Ohio Building Trades Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Duffey Retires

Dennis Duffey, Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council since 2009, retired on Sept. 1, ending a career in the building trades that spanned 45 years. The state building trades executive board voted their president, former UA Local 776 Business Manager and former President of the Lima[…] Read More →

CBCTC members rally against City of Euclid project

More than 100 union members rallied against a construction project the City of Euclid awarded to an out of area, non-union contractor. Members from various unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, including a large contingent of members from Laborers Local 860, peacefully protested the hiring of[…] Read More →

Lake County Commissioners update Responsible Contractor Policy

In late April, Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution to update the county’s Responsible Contractor language. With 24 representatives from various union affiliates of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trade Council in attendance, the county commissioners unanimously passed the resolution. Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski[…] Read More →

Fundraiser dinner provides variety of network opportunities

In early June, the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Golf Outing Dinner provided an excellent opportunity for leaders within the union construction industry and the community to network. More than 150 people attended the dinner, which is part of the Cleveland Building Trades largest annual fundraiser. To increase the[…] Read More →