Los Angeles

All Aboard: Trades-Built Expo Will Open in Spring 2016

At a preview of the new Palms Expo Line station June 29, officials, Building Trades union leaders and members celebrated progress on the ocean-bound light rail line—a long-awaited installment in what is expected to be game-changing transportation infrastructure for Los Angeles. Continue reading

Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Ground Breaking

Orange County

All-Union Anaheim Convention Expansion Breaks Ground

The $200 million Anaheim Convention Center Expansion broke ground April 21 under an all-union Project Labor Agreement between Turner Construction and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council. Continue reading

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Council Executive Secretary Ron Miller and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins at the signing of SB 350

Trades Win for Workers in Sacramento

The California Building Trades forged a successful year in the state capital, highlighted by the approval of bills that will produce thousands of new construction jobs in renewable power and expand the prevailing wage standard to more areas of the concrete industry and hospital and school contracting. Continue reading

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Trades Make Strong Showing in Washington, DC

Roughly 3,000 delegates and guests gathered at the Washington Hilton April 19-22 for the 60th annual North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference to advocate for good jobs and reinvestment in American infrastructure. Continue reading

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On the Job

Greta Wolf - Garden Grove

Plastering Is a Messy Job That Produces a Clean Finish

This city of 175,000, located in the heart of Orange County, isn’t exactly known for its tourist attractions, but that’s due to change within the next year, as the city becomes home to a new waterpark and hotel complex. Continue reading

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Building Trades Action


Women in Trades Rally at 5th Annual Event

Inside the “Women Building the Nation” conference at the Gateway Sheraton LAX May 1, the excitement was contagious. Continue reading

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