Labor, lawmakers make push on housing bills

The State Building and Construction Trades Council, the California Federation of Labor, and seven state lawmakers held a press conference today to urge the Legislature to pass a package of bills to help fix the state’s housing crisis. An estimated 100 members from Building Trades councils and locals from throughout the state gathered at SBCTC …

38th Annual Labor Solidarity Parade

Los Angeles / Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition 38th Annual Labor Solidarity Parade. Assembly begins at 0800 and the march begins at 1000. The parade will be followed by a rally at Banning park at 1200. People can park at Banning Park and buses will shuttle people to the start of the parade. A bus will also …

Let’s hold contractors accountable

It’s about time that California held general contractors accountable when their “subs” cheat their workers out of their hard-earned money. That’s the conclusion of Assembly Bill 1701 that is now pending in the state Legislature. And that also was the conclusion of State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter in a column that …

Bryan Caforio Promises to Fight for Medicare for All

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2017 Contact: Nicole DeMont (818) 913-2749 Bryan Caforio Promises to Fight for Medicare for All Washington Republicans Highlight Caforio’s Support of Healthcare for All Americans Santa Clarita, Calif. – With today’s misleading attacks against Bryan Caforio, Washington Republicans revealed just how concerned they are about vulnerable incumbent Steve Knight’s reelection …

Building Trades hit back on prevailing wage

State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter used a recent op-ed column to punch holes in the false narrative that the prevailing wage undermines California’s effort to resolve the low-income housing crisis. “The bottom line on the prevailing wage is that the higher productivity of a highly-skilled and trained work force keeps added …