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Construction workers win big on cap-and-trade bill

July 18, 2017 - The State Building and Construction Trades Council and the 400,000 workers that it represents scored an enormous victory Monday when the state Legislature approved two bills to extend California's cap-and-trade program to 2030 and improve air quality. (Read More)

L.A. Times, Sac Bee give ink to SBCTC President

July 17, 2017 - State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter's byline has made the rounds the last couple of days. (Read More)

Hunter supports renewable energy bill

July 14, 2017 - State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter gave a boost this week to the idea that California's electricity future needs more renewable sources like the wind and sun. (Read More)

ACTION NEEDED - Proposed Federal Budget Will Terminate OSHA Harwood Training Grant Program

July 7, 2017 - President Donald Trump's Department of Labor has proposed a $10.5 million budget cut that would score a direct hit on one of the State Building and Construction Trades Council's key job safety programs. (Read More)

Robbie Hunter: Don't mess with prevailing wage

July 6, 2017 - State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter had a column posted today on the Los Angeles Daily News web site that punched back at recent anti-union commentaries that have criticized state and national prevailing wage laws. (Read More)

SBCTC bills nearing the finish line

June 29, 2017 - With the Legislature's summer recess getting closer, the State Building and Construction and Trades Council of California is running strong with nearly a dozen bills that are moving towards enactment. (Read More)

Union calls for single-payer advocates to “tone down” attacks on Rendon

June 28, 2017 - Robbie Hunter, the president of the State Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents over 400,000 construction workers in California, released the following statement today: (Read More)

Thurmond Earns Building Trades Endorsement for State Schools Chief

June 26, 2017 - His focus, his experience, and the quality of his work are three big reasons the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California has decided to endorse Tony Thurmond for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Read More)

SBCTC Gives Nod to Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor

June 26, 2017 - State Sen. Ed Hernandez's long career promoting health and education, and his demonstrated concern for working families makes him a terrific candidate for Lieutenant Governor, for which the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California endorses him. (Read More)

Building Trades Endorse Ricardo Lara For State Insurance Commissioner

June 26, 2017 - An unwavering friend of labor for nearly seven years in elective office, State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has earned the endorsement of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California in his campaign for State Insurance Commissioner. (Read More)

Building Trades' Mission to Improve Workers' Quality of Life Continues in 2017

February 2017 - As we begin 2017, preparing to continue the long and never-ending quest to maintain and improve the financial well-being and quality of life for California's Building Trades workers and their families, it is an appropriate time to reflect on our history of struggles and accomplishments. (Read More)

Lawsuit Filed Against SB 954 by ABC Group and Anti-Union Contractor

January 10, 2017 - A lawsuit against SB 954 was filed by the ABC in their favorite venue, United States District Court in San Diego, noted for being unfriendly to worker issues. The Judge has not yet ruled on the preliminary injunction motion. (Read More)

The First Thing President Trump Should Do is Repeal NAFTA

January 2017 - During his recent campaign, Donald Trump suggested that if he were elected, he would get rid of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), at one point calling it "the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere." I agree with him. (Read More)

Court of Appeals Lifts Injunction on AB 219, Prevailing Wage Requirement is in Effect

December 20, 2016 -The federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted a district court's preliminary injunction against AB 219, meaning that the law's requirement that prevailing wage be paid to all drivers of trucks carrying ready-mixed concrete to a public works project is in full effect because the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) can again enforce the law. (Read More)

Despite National Uncertainty, California Building Trades Workers Still Earned Victories

December 2016 - Well, the 2016 election is now in the history books, and it certainly delivered an ominous signal to Building Trades workers and their families across this country. (Read More)

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