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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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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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Rowan University Offering Construction Management Scholarship

Rowan University is offering members of the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades the opportunity to receive a scholarship for their online Bachelor of Arts in Construction Management course. Journeymen and apprentices affiliated with North America’s Building Trades Union, including NWOBT members, are encouraged to sign-up for the NABTU Governing Board of Presidents Scholarships. Rowan […]

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Ohio House Rep. introduces So-Called “Right to Work” bill

An Ohio state legislator introduced a So-Called “Right to Work” bill to the General Assembly in mid-February. State Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati), with 12 Republican co-sponsors, brought forth House Bill 53, on February 13, that if passed, would make Ohio the nation’s 29th So-Called “Right to Work” state. So-Called “Right to Work” laws prohibit worker […]

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Northwest Ohio Building Trades Council announce new headquarters

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council has broken ground on a new headquarters. After operating out of a former Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant for more than three decades, the NWOBTC announced plans for a new building. The property, located at 1600 Front St., is just a half mile down the road from their […]

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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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Toledo ranks 14th in nation in construction job growth

A recent Associated General Contractors report shows the Toledo metropolitan area ranks 14in the nation in construction job growth. The report, released on Nov. 2, shows northwest Ohio gained approximately 1,500 construction jobs between Sept. 2015 and Sept. 2016, for an 11 percent gain. Toledo tied with the Steubenville, Ohio/Weirton, W. Va. area for largest […]

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Keep economic momentum going by voting yes on Issue 2

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council wants to keep Toledo’s economic momentum moving forward. Since 2009, the area has seen a rise in the number of jobs created in construction, manufacturing and other downstream sectors, and the city and its residents cannot afford to lose this momentum. It is for this reason why […]

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