Los Angeles County

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 … Continue reading

Orange County

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 that … Continue reading

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California

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 … Continue reading

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National

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 … Continue reading

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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 the schools of Los Angeles Unified School District, but there was one. When students went home … Continue reading

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Building Trades Action

Building Trades Election Endorsements

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council is proud to release these endorsements for the Nov. election. “This is the biggest slate of endorsements we have ever made,” says Chris Hannan, Council Executive Secretary. “These candidates are … Continue reading

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