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Unions Rally Ahead of Janus Hearing

Just days before the U.S. Supreme Court heard a landmark labor case, union members rallied in cities throughout the country. In Columbus, an estimated 3,000 union members, including roughly 100 members of the building trades, gathered in the rain outside the Ohio Statehouse for the Working People’s Day of Action. Event speakers, which included labor […]

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Study Shows Indiana’s Repeal of Prevailing Wage did not Save Money

According to a recently released report, the repeal of Prevailing Wage laws in Indiana has not saved the state money. Since the Hoosier state’s Prevailing Wage law was repealed in 2015, construction wages fell by an average of 8.5 percent according to a study by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute. Once the legislation was repealed, […]

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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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