On the Job
Trades Go Back to School at LAUSD
When school campuses closed due to Coronavirus, construction picked up the pace. It’s hard to see the silver lining in the pandemic shutdowns across…
Koreatown Tower Reaches 21 Stories
LOS ANGELES—A new tower is rising above a stretch of Vermont Avenue in Koreatown. The $200 million, 21-story building will house the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services.
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All-Union Pasadena Plant Powers Up
PASADENA—The Glenarm Power Plant repowering, a modernization project that’s being built under an all-union Project Labor Agreement with the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, is now entering the home stretch in Pasadena.
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Plastering Is a Messy Job That Produces a Clean Finish
This city of 175,000, located in the heart of Orange County, isn’t exactly known for its tourist attractions, but that’s due to change within the next year, as the city becomes home to a new waterpark and hotel complex.
Sprinkler Fitters Local 709 Keeps Hollywood Safe
UA Local 709 Sprinkler Fitters are currently hard at work on a new mixed-use high-rise going up at 5929 Sunset Boulevard, just opposite the new Emerson College building in the heart of Hollywood.
Cement Mason Apprentices Bring Trade to New Era
The slow but steady return of construction in Los Angeles and Orange Counties is stirring demand for two essential elements found at nearly every building site: Concrete and the skilled Cement Masons who know how to work with it.
Iron Workers Local 416 Transforms Historic Hall of Justice
Dormant since it was red-tagged in 1994 after the Northridge earthquake, the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles is springing back to life.