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…

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 … Read more

Building Trades Support Major Housing Measure

A game-changing housing measure on the Los Angeles city ballot is on the way to success.

A coalition of community groups and unions, including the Building Trades, is spearheading the measure, called United to House LA.

On May 2, the … Read more

Support SB 447

Attorney and Building Trades advocate Jerry Neil Paul explains why he supports SB 447 in the California legislature, and why all Trades members should support it:

California is one of only five states that allow victims’ pain and suffering damages … Read more

Paul Law Firm Pushes Mesothelioma Research Closer to a Cure

The Paul Law Firm has been representing the brothers and sisters of the Building Trades since the 1980s. They pride themselves on their relationship to labor and the track record of success for the men and women of the Trades.… Read more

Trades Say No to Prop. 6

UNION STATION, LOS ANGELES—The battle to defend SB 1 is on. It generates thousands of Building Trades jobs yearly on road and transit work. But it’s under attack by Prop. 6 on the Nov. 6 ballot. 

Building Trades members, leaders … Read more

LA/OC Building Tradeswomen Hold First Event

LOS ANGELES—Women in the Building Trades are still the exception, a small minority despite a rich history, decades of slow gains and strong current outreach. The goal of including more women in the opportunity, high wages and lifelong benefits of … Read more

Women in Trades Rally at 5th Annual Event

Inside the “Women Building the Nation” conference at the Gateway Sheraton LAX May 1, the excitement was contagious.

Emerson College Wins 12th Annual Q Award

Since construction of Emerson College’s new Hollywood campus for communications and arts students was completed in December 2013, its eye-catching design—a modernistic sculpture in shiny aluminum and glass—has attracted plenty of attention and requests for tours.

Building Trades and Urban League Partner for Jobs

After years of recession, construction jobs are expected to start growing in a substantive way in the next few years.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Trades Salute Dr. King’s Labor Legacy

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.
Mark McDermott

Don’t Steal the American Dream

You might call justice and labor educator Mark McDermott a union historian. Or a walking champion for the working class.