Unemployment Compensation Bill introduced to State House

By:  Matt Jaworski Labor Citizen Writer A new bill aimed at fixing Ohio’s broken Unemployment Compensation Fund has been introduced to the State House. The Columbus Dispatch reported State Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) introduced House bill 382,  which would require workers to individually contribute to the benefit system, reduce benefits for the unemployed and increase the tax paid by employers …

Northern Ohio Regional Training Center hosts MCAA Competition

By:  Matt Jaworski Labor Citizen Writer In mid-October, the Mason Contractors Association of America held their annual regional apprenticeship contest in Amherst at the new Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council’s Northern Ohio Regional Training Center. Taking place on the same day as the OH-KY ADC’s bi-annual convention and occuring as part of the new Northern Ohio Regional …

Building Trades Career Fair

By: The Labor Citizen Staff The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council scheduled an event to help all of its affiliated Locals boost their ranks. Along with their partners, the Cleveland Building Trades are hosting a career fair on Oct. 25. This free event is open to the public and will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the …

Survey: U.S. split on value of college degree

Trades promote apprenticeships as worthy option By Matt Jaworski Labor Citizen Writer A Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey found that nearly half of Americans believe a four-year college degree is not worth the cost – information some building trades are using to promote apprenticeships as a viable alternative. The poll, released in September, revealed 49 percent of respondents believe earning …

CBCTC partners with United Way to promote 2-1-1 helpline

By: Matt Jaworski- Labor Citizen Writer The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council launched a new partnership with the United Way of Greater Cleveland to help spread the message about the valuable services available through the 2-1-1 helpline.   “The United Way provides many, many services that can benefit our members,” said Executive Secretary and Business Manager Dave Wondolowski. “Their …