Everyone Should Be Able to Join a Union

We’re celebrating Labor Day, but doing it without a parade or a picnic. The annual events are canceled, along with union barbecues and get-togethers. The Labor Day parade in Wilmington, where many of our local affiliated unions march, has … Read more

Save the Environment, Don’t Kill a Job

Our days at the Building Trades Council rarely end at 5 or 6 pm. Most often, that’s when our night shift begins, and we head out for city halls and school boards, sometimes 40 or

50 miles from our homes. … Read more

Los Angeles Aqueduct

Water, Water Everywhere? Not Anymore

One hundred years ago, the Building Trades built the Los Angeles Aqueduct. This 419-mile system made Los Angeles what it is today: the second-largest city in the United States. Water flowed from the Owens Valley into our taps, factories, offices, … Read more