“Building Trades News” Editorial Director Anne-Marie Otey at the world-record concrete pour for the Wilshire Grand Center in downtown Los Angeles. Amotey@laocbuildingtrades.org

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.

Demolition Begins For High Speed Rail in Fresno

In the same week that the High Speed Rail Authority met in Palmdale, demolition work began for the ambitious high speed rail plan in Fresno.

United States Labor Secretary Praises Building Trades

Building Trades Project Labor Agreements entered the national spotlight Aug. 18, when United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited Los Angeles and praised the historic, $40 billion agreement that covers transit work under Measure R.

Building Trades Promote Goals in Washington, D.C.

More than 2,500 Building Trades delegates from the United States and Canada gathered in Washington, D.C. March 9-12 for the annual legislative conference of North America’s Building Trades Unions.
Jerry Brown

Governor Signs Major Building Trades Bills

In a victory that will prove as momentous as the 2012 defeat of the anti-union Proposition 32, the Building Trades succeeded in passing new laws to protect workers and promote jobs in the 2013 session of the California Legislature.