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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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A rendering of the new 5,000-square-foot Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council headquarters.

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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Tim and Elijah Morrissey

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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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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Members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades completed the largest shut at the BP Husky refinery in 40 years.

Building Trades Complete Large BP Husky Turnaround On Time

The largest turnaround in nearly 40 years at the BP Husky refinery was a success thanks to skills and collaboration by the members of the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades. More than 4,000 journeymen spent two months making key repairs, equipment upgrades and important safety updates to the refinery, located in Oregon, Ohio. Overall, […]

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Toledo PLA Ordinance

Toledo Passes PLA Ordinance

With the support of the Mayor, Toledo City Council approved legislation yesterday authorizing Project Labor Agreements to be implemented on all major city-funded construction projects. Approved by a 9-2 vote, ordinance 200-16 states all city-funded construction contracts valued at $100,000 or more are subject to a PLA negotiated by the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction […]

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