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…

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

Miramar Hotel Plans All-Union Remake

SANTA MONICA—Plans to modernize the historic Fairmont Miramar hotel—a coveted oceanfront property at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Ocean Ave. on the Santa Monica bluffs—are moving to Coastal Commission approvals after a greenlight from the city late in 2020.… Read more

Essential Energy Workforce Continues to Power California

As we reflect on 2020, it was quite a year for Californians and the entire nation. We’ve faced an unimaginable pandemic that has changed just about every aspect of our day-to-day life, challenging Californians to adapt as we navigate the … Read more

Trades Urge Action for Economy

WASHINGTON, DC—The next stimulus bill needs to target Infrastructure, pensions and health care, the Building Trades say.

The US House has passed the HEROES Act, which is now waiting for Senate approval. With the country in upheaval over the issue Read more

Trades Win in Long Beach

LONG BEACH—New construction at campuses within the Long Beach Unified School District will be handled for years to come by highly trained and skilled organized labor under a Community Workforce Agreement that was recently approved by the district’s Board of … Read more

Angels Fly With Trades

ANAHEIM—Building Trades union members and leaders joined forces at a special Anaheim City Council meeting Dec. 20, 2019 to support the sale of Angel Stadium and 133 adjacent acres to a company controlled by Angels Baseball owner Arte Moreno for … Read more

Guidelines for Worksites

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

Hahn Partners With Trades for Rancho Los Amigos

LOS ANGELES—On July 11, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion of support for a $468 million Project Labor Agreement for the Rancho Los Amigos South Campus Project in Downey.

The motion was submitted by Supervisor … Read more

TRADES OPEN ANAHEIM NORTH

ANAHEIM—The Anaheim Convention Center enjoyed a double celebration Sept. 26, for the grand opening of its new $190 million ACC North building, and the ACC’s 50th anniversary.
The ACC North expansion created 1,860 Trades jobs under an all-union Project Labor … Read more

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.

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.