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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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Bricklayers volunteer to repair Newsboys monument

Members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades volunteered their time and talent to restore a large local Newsboys monument. Built in 1917, two years after the death of John Gunckel, a large memorial monument was constructed at his grave in the Historic Woodlawn Cemetery to pay tribute to the founder of the Toledo Newsboys Association, […]

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International building trades union leaders react to Janus ruling

International building trades union leaders offered reactions to the predictable outcome of the Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME. The ruling granted so-called “Right to Work” in public-sector unions throughout the country by overturning Abood vs. Detroit Board of Education. In a prepared statement, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the politically motivated ruling was a […]

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