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…

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

Council Executive Secretary Ron Miller and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins at the signing of SB 350

Trades Win for Workers in Sacramento

The California Building Trades forged a successful year in the state capital, highlighted by the approval of bills that will produce thousands of new construction jobs in renewable power and expand the prevailing wage standard to more areas of the concrete industry and hospital and school contracting.

Demolition Begins For High Speed Rail in Fresno

In the same week that the High Speed Rail Authority met in Palmdale, demolition work began for the ambitious high speed rail plan in Fresno.
Jerry Brown

Governor Signs Major Building Trades Bills

In a victory that will prove as momentous as the 2012 defeat of the anti-union Proposition 32, the Building Trades succeeded in passing new laws to protect workers and promote jobs in the 2013 session of the California Legislature.