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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 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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UA Local 50 HVAC-R apprentice wins state competition

In late April, a UA Local 50 apprentice took home the title as best HVAC-R apprentice in Ohio. Joe Mosko was one of 41 UA apprentices from around the state who competed in the United Association Ohio State Pipe Trades Apprentice Contest. Held in Cambridge, at the UA Local 495 Training Center from April 23-26, […]

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Kasich signs law to allow building trades recruit in high schools

Ohio’s governor signed legislation designed to help the building trades recruit high school students into apprenticeships. Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 98 on March 30 to amend current legislation to allow equal opportunity for representatives from colleges and universities, the armed forces, the building trades, businesses and charitable organizations to present information on future […]

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