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Northwest Building Trades Launch Nationwide Recruitment Campaign Website

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 21, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, in partnership with BMA Media Group, launched the first phase of an aggressive nationwide recruitment campaign geared to bring traveling union tradesmen and tradeswomen to Toledo for the 2016 season.

Visitors to www.greatworkgreatlife.com can learn why the Greater Toledo offers traveling, skilled construction workers the opportunity to live and work in a great region.

Later this year, the temporary website will be replaced with a more dynamic, comprehensive website.

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Topics: projects, UA Affiliation, Ohio, Building Trades, Skilled Members, Northwest Ohio Building Trades, Travel, Local 50, Great Work Great Life, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Construction Industry, Campaign, Toledo, Northwest Ohio, Recruitment

UA, Roofers Announce New Parternship

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Aug 18, 2015 3:05:00 PM

The United Association has a new partner – a fellow American union.

On August 1, the UA and Roofers Union formally agreed to an affiliation to work together on water capture systems.

The partnership allows both sides to retain their organizational independence, but aligns both groups on training, safety, marketing, organizing and other issues pertaining to water conservation and water capture systems. The unions will retain autonomy in regards to structure, finances, internal affairs, collective bargaining agreements and benefits.

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Topics: Training, Health and Safety, UA Affiliation, Technical, Engineering Electrical Union, Partnership, Water Supply, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Roofers Union, Water Capturing Systems, Plumbing Trades Employees Union, Water Recapture

Video Highlights Piping Industry Training Center, Apprenticeship

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jul 7, 2015 3:40:18 PM

As highlighted in the Piping Industry's latest video project, dedicated apprentices of the plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC-R and welding trades - as well as our state-of-the-art Piping Industry Training Center - are second to none. 

In late April, hundreds of guests, including elected officials, educators, area contractors, industry professionals, and media members filled our Training Center during an Industry Day open house. The event was held in conjunction with the 2015 UA Ohio State Apprenticeship Competition, which featured the best of the best apprentices statewide as they showed off the skills they have learned both in the classroom and on the job.

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Topics: Training, Events, Education, UA Affiliation, Apprenticeship, The Piping Industry Training Center, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Industry Day, 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition, Northwest Ohio

Employee Misclassification Costing Government Billions

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jul 1, 2015 1:30:00 PM

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 that is rampant within industries that rely heavily on a chain of subcontractors such as construction and trucking.

Between 10 and 20 percent of employers nationwide, misclassify at least one worker as an independent contractor. According to the report, this trend is likely to have increased in recent years.

Employee misclassification occurs when a company treats someone who should be classified as a direct hire as a self-employed, independent contractor.

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Topics: construction, UA Affiliation, Government, Economic Policy, Employee, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Misclassification, Construction Industry, Labor Standards, Northwest Ohio, Labor

Toledo Institution UA Local 50 Celebrates 125 Years

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

May 14, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Toledo's own Local 50 of The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its union’s charter on Saturday, May 16, with an evening gala held at Owens Community College.

The special event will commemorate the many generations of Local 50’s plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC-R and welding professionals and their dedication to building up the communities across the region. UA Local 50 represents the best-trained and most highly-skilled professionals of their respective industries in the region, which is certainly worth celebrating.

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Topics: Events, UA Affiliation, Building Trades, Anniversary, History, Local 50, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Toledo, Northwest Ohio

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