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.

Emerson College Wins 12th Annual Q Award

Since construction of Emerson College’s new Hollywood campus for communications and arts students was completed in December 2013, its eye-catching design—a modernistic sculpture in shiny aluminum and glass—has attracted plenty of attention and requests for tours.

Trades Win Agreement at Rancho Santiago Community College

After almost a year of intense negotiation, the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council obtained a Project Labor Agreement with the Rancho Santiago Community College District that is expected to generate more than 2,000 jobs for local workers on up to $198 million worth of construction projects.

I-5 Freeway Construction Starts in San Juan Capistrano

The kickoff of south Orange County’s first freeway construction project in more than a decade was celebrated Jan. 29 with a gathering of more than 100 transportation, community and business leaders in San Juan Capistrano.