Construction Unions Endorse Collins For Mayor

Construction sector leads European share slide to 1-month low

If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen will replace Ben Bernanke whose second term ends in January. She has been a forceful advocate for aggressive action to stimulate the economy through low rates and bond purchases. Yellen’s nomination is certainly a good thing for the markets. She is one of the main supporters of a loose monetary policy and the markets will be assured that changes in the policy will be minimal, as long as underemployment persists,” Koen De Leus, senior economist at KBC, in Brussels, said. “However, markets are getting more nervous day by day.

Mayoral candidate Mike Collins, left, listens, as Northwestern Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council executive secretary John Schlagheck, right, announces their endorsement of Collins at their headquarters on Front Street.

Collins. Local 50 of the Plumbers, Steamfitters & Service Mechanics endorsed Mr. Collins in September and handed him a $10,000 check. Mr. Collins said Mayor Bell ignored the building and construction trades council in 2011 when it offered to buy a large portion of the east side Marina District that was then sold to Chinese investors. At the time, Mayor Bell said he would not sign a proposed memorandum of understanding written by the union group because it did not have a business plan.


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