We Need a Skilled Workforce for Residential Construction

SACRAMENTO—The State Building & Construction Trades Council of California (SBCTC) has long championed the use of “skilled and trained”…

Building Trades Support Major Housing Measure

A game-changing housing measure on the Los Angeles city ballot is on the way to success.

A coalition of community groups and unions, including the Building Trades, is spearheading the measure, called United to House LA.

On May 2, the … Read more

Trades Go Back to School at LAUSD

When school campuses closed due to Coronavirus, construction picked up the pace.

It’s hard to see the silver lining in the pandemic shutdowns across the schools of Los Angeles Unified School District, but there was one. When students went … Read more

New Covid Guidelines for a New Pandemic Wave

Midway City Cleans Up with Trades

WESTMINSTER, CA—Local Building Trades members will have the opportunity to work on a major Midway City Sanitary District project, thanks to an agreement that could mean more union Trades jobs in the future.

The district’s Board of Directors on April … Read more

What’s Next for Trades in DC?

WASHINGTON, DC—The Building Trades achieved important victories in the first eight months of the Biden Administration. A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill has passed the Senate and another for $3.5 trillion may be coming.

Those were major speaking points of Building … Read more

Energy Industry Powers Us All

LONG BEACH—It’s the season for Californians to reflect on 2019 as we look ahead with hope to the opportunities of 2020. This past year has shown the resilience of the working families who form the backbone of our great state, … Read more

LA/OC Building Tradeswomen Hold First Event

LOS ANGELES—Women in the Building Trades are still the exception, a small minority despite a rich history, decades of slow gains and strong current outreach. The goal of including more women in the opportunity, high wages and lifelong benefits of … Read more

All-Union Pasadena Plant Powers Up

PASADENA—The Glenarm Power Plant repowering, a modernization project that’s being built under an all-union Project Labor Agreement with the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, is now entering the home stretch in Pasadena.

The project, … Read more

Building Trades Win $700 Million Paramount PLA

Pending city approval and environmental review, a comprehensive $700 million upgrade to Paramount Pictures’ famous Hollywood lot will employ several thousand members of Building Trades local affiliated unions.