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.…

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Buena Park Votes for Labor Agreement

BUENA PARK—After rank-and-file union members took the podium in their orange working vests to explain the value of  Community Workforce Agreements for themselves, their communities and future generations of craftspeople, the Buena Park City Council on March 8 unanimously approved … Read more

New Covid Guidelines for a New Pandemic Wave

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 agreement that could mean more union Trades jobs in the future.

The district’s Board of Directors on April … Read more

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