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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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Kolebuck Kids Humanitarian Project

Members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades partnered with Feet on the Street, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Toledo Police Department to help two children recover from a horrific, life-changing situation. In August 2016, the Toledo community learned about a murder-suicide, which took the life of a Toledo emergency dispatcher and left her three […]

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Northwest Ohio Building Trades help 3-year-old fight cancer

Members of the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades and a Wisconsin subcontractor raised over $15,000 to help a local family battle childhood cancer. Elijah Morrissey, son of UA Local 50 member Tim Morrissey, was diagnosed with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma and finished his fourth round of chemotherapy shortly after celebrating his third birthday in […]

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Sheet Metal Workers 33 Members volunteer work saves inner city non-profit group

Thanks to members of the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades, Toledo’s inner city youth will have a warm place to attend an afterschool program. A dozen third-year apprentices from Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Toledo District spent about 250 man-hours to install a furnace, put up ductwork and fix the air conditioner in the […]

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Labor Fest raised $15,000 for the Lucas County Sherriff's D.A.R.T. Program.

Successful Labor Fest Raises $15,000 To Fight Drug Addiction

Thousands of union members and their families attended Northwest Ohio’s premier Labor Day festival, where they not only celebrated the working class, but also raised much-needed funds for a local drug addiction response program. Following the annual Toledo Labor Day Parade, many union members and their families spent their afternoon at the Lucas County Fairgrounds […]

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The ProMedica headquarter project is meeting minority inclusion goals thanks in part to the diverse membership of the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades.

Building Trades Members Help ProMedica Reach Diversity And Inclusion Goals

In late August, ProMedica officials explained to Toledo City Council how minority business owners are playing a strong role in creating the health system’s new headquarters. According to La Prensa, Ohio and Michigan’s oldest and largest Latino/Hispanic newspaper, ProMedica officials updated the city council on construction progress and where they stand on meeting their minority […]

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Building Trades Partners with TPS to Honor Vets at New Waite High School Athletic Complex

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council partnered with the Toledo Public Schools to help out the athletic department at Waite High School. The Building Trades, which has partnered with the school district on a number of projects, made a monetary donation for a flagpole and marker located at the new Mark B. Welker […]

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Local Officials Visit Training Centers

Government officials from several Wood county agencies toured the training centers of several affiliated members of the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trade Council. Representatives from the Department of Ohio Jobs and Family Services of Wood County, the Wood County Economic Development Department and the Wood County Commissioners and staff toured four building trades centers. […]

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Toledo’s Labor Day Celebration Aids Special Olympics

Toledo’s labor unions stepped up to the plate on Labor Day and delivered in a big way for the Northwest Ohio Special Olympics. Following the annual Labor Day Parade, where thousands lined the streets of Toledo, many of the parade goers made their way to the county fair grounds for a day of fun and […]

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Toledo Construction Trades Volunteer to Open Toledo City Pools

Thanks to the contributions of several Toledo area building and construction trades, the residents of Toledo will be able to beat the heat this summer at six different city pools. The City of Toledo did not include funding of the city pools in this year’s budget, instead relying on donations from the community to open […]

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