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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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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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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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Toledo City Council Members Dispute PLA Ordinance

A battle is brewing in Toledo over a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) ordinance. This week, The Toledo Blade reported that Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson tried to push through legislation that would mandate construction projects that cost at least $100,000 and are funded solely by the city be subject to a PLA through the Northwest Ohio Building and […]

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Wilson Pool in North Toledo

Wilson Pool to open thanks to volunteer work by local unions

Funding shortages had threatened to keep Wilson Pool and Jamie Farr Pool closed this summer, but members of Laborers Local 500 and the United Association (Plumbers and Steamfitters) Local 50 volunteered their services so the pools will be ready for summer.

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SMW Local 33 Business Agent appointed to Toledo City Council

Matt Cherry, a business agent for Sheet Metal Workers Local 33, has replaced D. Michael Collins on the Toledo City Council. The City Council voted 8-3 on Jan. 2 to appoint Cherry, who was selected by the Lucas County Democratic Party to replace Collins (who was elected mayor). Lucas County Democratic Party Chairman Ron Rothenbuler […]

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