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 …

BYD Motors Signs Community Benefits Agreement with Local 105 and JMA

Los Angeles, July 17, 2017 – Jobs to Move America (JMA), a coalition of community-based groups and electric bus manufacturer BYD Motors, announced the signing of a landmark community benefits agreement (CBA) that will create pathways into the manufacturing industry for underrepresented and underserved populations in Los Angeles County. CBA’s are commonly associated with real …