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Union Membership Shows Small Increase in 2017

Union membership in Ohio, throughout the nation and in the construction industry showed a small increase in 2017. According to an annual report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, union membership in the United States grew by 262,000 members in 2017, from 14.5 million to 14.8 million. The overall U.S. union density stayed the […]

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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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Ted Strickland visits Sheet Metal Facility in Rossford

A former Ohio Governor visited a building trades training center in northwest Ohio in his bid to secure his party’s nomination for U.S. Senate. On February 10, former Gov. Ted Strickland made a campaign stop at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 training center in Rossford, Ohio. Strickland, Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and Kelli Prather […]

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Lucas County Commissioners Enforce PLA Requirement in Demolition Bid

Lucas County Commissioners withdrew a demolition contract because the contractor ignored contract language requiring the use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA). On Feb. 9, commissioners rescinded their contract to Paschal, Bign & Sons Excavating, LCC, to raze an apartment building that sits on land deemed necessary to realign Brandyway Lane for the installation of […]

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Featured Local Union – IUPAT Glaziers Local 948

The members of Glaziers Local 948 are a versatile group accustomed to working in all kinds of weather to get the job done. They are trained to deal with both commercial installations and repairs throughout northwest Ohio and two counties in southeastern Michigan. One day, they can be repairing a door, a closer, or maybe […]

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Northwest Building Trades Launch National Recruitment Campaign for 2016 Projects

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council launched the first phase of an aggressive nationwide recruitment campaign geared to bring traveling union tradesmen and tradeswomen to Toledo for the 2016 construction season. Visitors to www.greatworkgreatlife.com can learn about the benefits Northwest Ohio has to offer traveling skilled construction and why the region is such […]

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Misclassification of Employees Costing Billions in Tax Revenue

Employees in certain industries, including construction, are being taken advantage of from a financial standpoint by their employers. A June report released by the Economic Policy Institute sheds light on an alarming trend in America known as employee misclassification. According to the June 8 briefing paper, between 10 and 20 percent of employers nationwide misclassify […]

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Featured Local Union – IBEW Local 8

Composed of more than 2,100 active members and over 500 retired members, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 8 is one of the oldest and most respected electrical locals …Click to Read More >>>

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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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Toledo Zoo Relies on Local Trades to Rehab Aquarium

The talk of the town today is the grand opening of the new Toledo Zoo Aquarium, and the Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades played a key role in making it a success. On March 27, after being closed for nearly two and a half years for a $25.5 million renovation, the Toledo Zoo opened […]

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