Tag Archives: So Called Right to Work

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 →

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 →

CBCTC concerned with EPA asbestos rule proposal

Dave Wondolowski, Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, expressed concerns about a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that may allow the use of asbestos in certain materials. During his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Wondolowski told AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc he feas[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: Janus Ruling Reshapes Constitution

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Janus case. Making his monthly appearance on America’s Work Force Radio, Wondolowski told AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc that he was bothered by the President’s nominee of Brett Kavanaugh to the[…] Read More →

Public unions hit hard by Janus ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn the ruling of the 1977 case of Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. The 5-4 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME denies public-sector unions the right to collect “fair share” fees. The late June ruling essentially makes state and local government workplaces So Called[…] Read More →

Sutton challenges DeWine’s So-Called ‘Right to Work’ stance

Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Betty Sutton called out Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine’s stance on So-Called “Right to Work” in a June 6 interview with the Youngstown Vindicator. Sutton told the Vindicator DeWine’s statements during a late May press conference “opened the door to this idea of turning Ohio into[…] Read More →

Working People’s Day of Action rally held days before of Janus hearing

Two days before the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing a landmark labor case, unions rallied together throughout the country to stand up and fight against a rigged system. In Ohio, around 3,000 union members, including an estimated 100 members of the building trades, gathered at noon on Feb. 24 in[…] Read More →

Efforts to repeal Prevailing Wage will not work in Ohio

Listen to Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski and America’s Workforce Radio, host Ed “Flash” Ferenc, as they discuss a new proposal in Ohio to repeal Prevailing Wage, implement both public and private sector So-Called “Right to Work,” eliminate Project Labor Agreements and other union busting[…] Read More →

State legislator unveils new attacks on organized labor

An Ohio state representative has proposed a series of ballot initiatives that would amend the state constitution with language to hurt thousands of union workers and their families. State Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati) proposed six amendments to Ohio’s constitution to repeal prevailing wage, enact So-Called “Right to Work” in both[…] Read More →