Los Angeles County

Long Beach Port Votes for P.L.A.

LONG BEACH—The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has voted unanimously to extend its port-wide Project Labor Agreement for 10 more years. The PLA with the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council brings union labor standards to about … Continue reading

Orange County

Nickelodeon Will Build Union Hotel

GARDEN GROVE—A $277 million, four-star Nickelodeon resort hotel will build with a Community Workforce Agreement. In a major victory for the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, the Garden Grove City Council added a requirement to adopt the … Continue reading

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Trades Join Major Hydrogen Effort

SACRAMENTO—The Building Trades have joined a major coalition seeking to win more than $1 billion in clean energy funding from the federal government.  On April 7, the Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES) submitted its application to the United States … Continue reading

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Unions Are More Diverse Now

WASHINGTON, DC—Apprenticeship programs co-sponsored by unions and contractors outperform non-union training programs in recruiting and retaining women and racial minorities, a new study says. North America’s Building Trades Unions held its first Opportunity Pipeline Forum Jan. 17 in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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On the Job

Intuit Dome Tops Out in Inglewood

These sports landmarks are being built by the skilled and trained union members of the 48 local unions and district councils that make up the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council. On March 7, the Intuit Dome celebrated … Continue reading

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Building Trades Action

Building Trades Win Major Housing Measure

A union-led, powerhouse grassroots campaign, years in the making, scored a big win with Los Angeles voters in the Nov. 8 election, offering a reconfiguration of the vexing challenge of affordable housing and homelessness prevention at an unprecedented scale. The … Continue reading

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Creating good jobs and lifelong careers: The Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council represents 48 local unions and district councils. Our members train through rigorous apprenticeships and bring their skills to private and public-sector projects.

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