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Six Anti-Union Amendments Proposed to Ohio’s Constitution

Six anti-union measures to amend Ohio’s constitution could be on the statewide ballot in 2020. State Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati) proposed six amendments to Ohio’s Constitution that, if approved by voters, would repeal prevailing wage, make both the public and private sector So-Called “Right to Work,” ban Project Labor Agreements, prohibit state and local governments […]

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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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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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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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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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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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