Matt Cherry was elected Toledo City Council President.

Cherry elected to lead Toledo City Council

Matt Cherry, area Business Representative for Sheet Metal Workers Local 33, was voted the new president of Toledo City Council. Cherry, 37, a Democrat who represents Council District 2, received 11 of 12 votes by council members to become their new leader. As the Toledo City Council President, Cherry runs the bi-weekly meetings, sets the […]

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Toledo Construction Networking Event Draws Large Crowd

The Northwest Ohio Building Trades’ Annual year-end networking event drew a large crowd on Dec. 15 at their current Toledo headquarters. Many of the region’s building trades leaders and representatives joined NWBT Council Executive Board members, elected officials, community leaders and vendors as they discussed the upcoming construction season and talked about the successes of […]

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Law Banning Residency Requirements Struck Down by Appeals Court

Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals struck down House Bill 180 as unconstitutional, which means chartered municipalities throughout Ohio can impose residency requirements on certain public construction projects. The victory means cities such as Toledo can legally impose residency requirements on certain public construction projects, helping create jobs for affiliated members of the Northwest Ohio […]

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HB 98 to Aid Apprenticeship Recruitment in High Schools

Affiliated Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades unions may now have an easier time discussing apprenticeships with area high school students following a recent vote in the Ohio State House. House members voted unanimously to approve House Bill 98, the Ohio High School Career Opportunity Act, which gives equal opportunity for representatives from colleges and […]

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Toledo Engineering Students Participate in Masonry Workshop

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) has partnered with the University of Toledo to promote the masonry trade and the use of skilled Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers for projects by offering two educational hands-on workshops. In November, students from a UT engineering class attended a masonry workshop held at the Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center. With […]

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UA Local 50 educates Toledo Public High School students about the benefits of apprenticeships.

Survey says more Americans believe college not worth the cost

A September Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey shows more Americans believe a four-year college degree is not worth the cost. The poll revealed 47 percent of those surveyed do not believe a bachelor’s degree will lead to a good job and higher lifetime earnings, while 49 percent believed earning a four-year college degree will lead […]

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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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Labor Fest donated $10,000 to Mercy Health building a new in-patient facility for drug rehabilitation.

Trades celebrate Labor Day with Parade and Labor Fest: $10,000 donated to Mercy Health

Hundreds of building trades members marched in the Toledo Labor Day parade on Sept. 4, and later in the day, celebrated the holiday by attending the annual Labor Fest event. Thousands of Northwest Ohioans lined the streets of downtown Toledo, as union members marched through the streets, honoring their Brothers and Sisters who sacrificed so […]

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Report: Northwest Ohio a great place for construction workers to live and work

A recently released report shows Northwest Ohio is one of the top four locations in the country for construction workers to live and work. ABODO, an apartment search app, has released a series of reports discussing what cities offer the highest job density, best pay and most affordable rental prices for a certain occupation. In […]

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Toledo Insulator Apprentice Competes In International Competition

A fifth-year Insulator apprentice from Local 45 Toledo has the skills and knowledge to be ranked among the best in North America. Brandon Shammo recently competed in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Master Apprentice Competition in Toronto from June 25 through June 30. The MAC featured 10 of the […]

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