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…

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

Trades Win in Long Beach

LONG BEACH—New construction at campuses within the Long Beach Unified School District will be handled for years to come by highly trained and skilled organized labor under a Community Workforce Agreement that was recently approved by the district’s Board of … Read more

Angels Fly With Trades

ANAHEIM—Building Trades union members and leaders joined forces at a special Anaheim City Council meeting Dec. 20, 2019 to support the sale of Angel Stadium and 133 adjacent acres to a company controlled by Angels Baseball owner Arte Moreno for … Read more

Energy Industry Powers Us All

LONG BEACH—It’s the season for Californians to reflect on 2019 as we look ahead with hope to the opportunities of 2020. This past year has shown the resilience of the working families who form the backbone of our great state, … Read more

Hahn Partners With Trades for Rancho Los Amigos

LOS ANGELES—On July 11, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion of support for a $468 million Project Labor Agreement for the Rancho Los Amigos South Campus Project in Downey.

The motion was submitted by Supervisor … Read more