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So-Called Right To Work

The designation of “Right to Work” was created by the supporters and proponents of anti-labor ...

Featured Construction Project ProMedica

Featured Project – ProMedica headquarters part of downtown landscape

The landscape and feeling of downtown Toledo has changed thanks to hard work of members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades, who constructed the ProMedica downtown headquarters along the city’s riverfront. The $60 million project to consolidate ProMedica’ office buildings began in January 2016. ProMedica held a grand opening celebration on Aug. 31. About 500 […]

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Featured Local Sheet Metal Worker 33

Featured Local Union – Sheet Metal Workers Local 33

When people think of Sheet Metal Workers, they often think about the HVAC industry. The highly-skilled and highly-trained sheet metal workers affiliated with the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), are known throughout North America for their ability to design, assemble, and install air handling systems. However, there is much […]

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Media Taking Notice of Building Trades Majority Approach

A recent article in The Columbus Dispatch discusses the building trades approach to create a building trades majority in the Statehouse. The Feb. 25 article discusses how the building trades have changed from the stereotypical norm of donating to various Democrats and now donate money to various Republican candidates in an attempt to form a […]

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Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced to Save Multiemployer Pensions

The future may be looking a little brighter for retirees and current journeymen, after legislation was introduced to congress to help save the multiemployer pensions of more than 10 million Americans. U.S. Reps. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) introduced H.R. 4997, the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act in mid-February. The proposed legislation authorizes […]

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