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.
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.
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.
One of the sometimes overlooked facts regarding the legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is that he was a strong supporter of organized labor.
In a victory that will prove as momentous as the 2012 defeat of the anti-union Proposition 32, the Building Trades succeeded in passing new laws to protect workers and promote jobs in the 2013 session of the California Legislature.
At the Port of Long Beach, a project to replace an aging bridge isn’t just resulting in the creation of a new structure.