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 …

Heads, Hands, Hearts: Craftsmanship at Work

VIP Premiere Event Heads, Hands, Hearts: Craftsmanship at Work: This movie is regarding the construction of the Wilshire Grand and will be highlighting the work of all union trades including Sheet Metal Workers Local 105. The premiere will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Regal Theater at LA Live. …