Los Angeles County

New Wing Takes Off for Cedars-Sinai

After signing on with the Building Trades for a major project in Tarzana, the Cedars-Sinai health care organization is adding another at its flagship location in mid-city Los Angeles. The new Seismic Upgrade Wing will be built under a Project … 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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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” labor requirements as a way of improving the lives of workers in the residential construction industry. Despite attempts by a few … 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

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 home … Continue reading

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Building Trades Action

Building Trades Election Endorsements

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council is proud to release these endorsements for the Nov. election. “This is the biggest slate of endorsements we have ever made,” says Chris Hannan, Council Executive Secretary. “These candidates are … Continue reading

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