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Another big night for the Building Trades: SB 2, SB 3, SB 35 Pass Assembly

Sept. 15, 2017 - The state Assembly completed work on three of several Building Trades-backed bills Thursday night in actions that represent a first and significant step towards California addressing its housing crisis. (Read More)

SBCTC-sponsored bill to protect CEQA passes Legislature

Sept. 14, 2017 - Big business interests will no longer be able to coerce local governments into approving their development projects under threat of costly special elections under a bill that has passed the Legislature and is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. (Read More)

Assembly passes AB 1701, crushes rogue contractors with massive vote to end wage theft

Sept. 14, 2017 - Organized labor scored a crushing defeat of rogue developers and contractors when the state Assembly voted by an overwhelming margin to put a stop to wage theft in the construction industry. (Read More)

Building Trades score big fed court win on SB 54

Sept. 13, 2017 - In a major victory for the State Building Trades, two contractors that lodged a legal challenge to a state law that improves safety in California's oil refineries have dropped their federal court case. (Read More)

SBCTC president rips Press-Enterprise editorial

Sept. 7, 2017 - A letter to the editor by State Building and Construction Trades President Robbie Hunter tore into a Riverside Press-Enterprise editorial that was critical of the prevailing wage. (Read More)

Full steam ahead on High Speed Rail

Sept. 7, 2017 - If you thought that the California High Speed Rail project wasn't much more than the subject of controversy, you need to check out all the construction that's happening in the Fresno area. (Read More)

Bill to stop wage theft passes state Senate

Sept. 7, 2017 - With construction workers from all trades filling the gallery, the state Senate approved a bill Wednesday to end wage theft in California. The legislation still needs a concurrence vote from the Assembly, which already approved it, before it goes to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. (Read More)

Three SBCTC-sponsored bills clear Legislature

September 7, 2017 - With the legislative session nearing its end, the State Building and Construction Trades Council has registered three victories on bills that have passed both houses and have been sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. (Read More)

Bill to stop wage theft passes state Senate

Sept 6, 2017 - The state Senate today approved a bill to end wage theft in California. The bill still needs a concurrence vote from the Assembly before it goes to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. (Read More)

“Forced labor” case points up need for AB 1701

Sept. 1, 2017 Forced labor, human trafficking, the construction industry, the underground economy and the need for Assembly Bill 1701 - it all came together this week in a story that played out in the Bay Area. (Read More)

Lawsuit shows need for AB 1701

Aug. 31, 2017 While the California Legislature debates a bill to hold general contractors accountable for making sure that their workers get paid, the state Labor Commissioner's Office has gone to court to recover wages stolen from 249 construction workers and to impose penalties on the subcontractor who officials say ripped them off. (Read More)

Homebuilders spending millions to defeat bill that would make sure workers don't get cheated

Aug. 29, 2017 - Some of California's biggest home builders are spending millions to kill a bill that would hold them accountable if their subcontractors cheat workers out of their pay. (Read More)

It's Accountability Time In the Construction Industry

Aug. 29, 2017 - When it comes to protecting construction workers in the underground economy, the history of California has found that the buck stops . . . nowhere. (Read More)

Labor, lawmakers make push on housing bills

Aug. 28, 2017 - 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. (Read More)

ICYMI: Building Trades, Ron Miller Go National

Aug. 18, 2017 - Be sure to check out the link below to the New York Times story on the terrific new USC Village project that opened recently across the street from the main campus south of downtown Los Angeles. (Read More)

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