Nickelodeon Will Build Union Hotel
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
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