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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Workers demolish the closed Del Monte plant to make way for a future train station.

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.
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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.
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Building Trades and Veterans Are Proud Partners

The bond between organized labor and U.S. military veterans goes back generations.
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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.
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All-Union Tower Breaks Ground in Century City With Ullico Investment

June 5 was a day to celebrate as union leaders, government officials and developers broke ground in Century City on the $210 million 10 Thousand Santa Monica Blvd. project, which will create more than 1,000 jobs for members of the … Read more

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All-Union Westfield Topanga Breaks Ground

Cheers of celebration and sighs of relief marked the March 24 groundbreaking ceremony of the Village at Westfield Topanga in Woodland Hills.
Council Representative Jim Adams, left, joins Trades after the vote.

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.
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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.
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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.