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SBCTC General Election Endorsements

The State Building Trades, with the approval of the Executive Board, has endorsedthe following candidates for statewide Constitutional Offices in the 2022 primaryelection. We believe these candidates will use their positions in these offices to fightfor our issues and protect the working men and women of California and theirfamilies. Are you registered to vote? Statewide...

Through strong electoral, legislative and educational programs, the State Building Trades strives to keep work flowing, promote good wages and benefits, and ensure safe and healthy working conditions for the men and women in our industry – from apprenticeship prep and state of the art apprenticeship programs through to retirement.

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Key Issues

  • Women in Trades

    Women Work Hard Women are a small but mighty percentage of the construction workforce. Learn about efforts to recruit women... Read more

  • Prevailing Wages

    Ensuring that construction workers earn a wage that prevails in the local area is a way to promote local... Read more

  • Safety and Health

    Construction can be a dangerous industry, but new technology, hazard abatement and good training can mean the difference for... Read more

News & Updates

  • 3/20/2020

    Guidelines regarding work continuation during the COVID19 pandemic

  • 3/15/2022

    Building Trades releases new video: ETP—Supporting California Apprenticeship

  • 3/15/2022

    Bridge to a Cleaner Energy Future

  • 3/15/2022

    No on SB 467 California Can’t Afford Scott Wiener and Monique Limon


Giving Your Union a Voice in the Democratic Party

Brothers & Sisters: As most of you have seen over the last two years, a subtle (sometimes loud) anti-worker voice has festered within the California Democratic Party. The issue has nothing to do with leaders within the party, many of whom come from the labor movement. Instead, the root of a lot of labor’s problems…Read more

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Women Building The Nation

Women Building the Nation is the largest gathering of women who work in the building trades in the world. This national (and international) event was held in Los Angeles, in May 2015. Hear from several tradeswomen about what they do, and why the building trades are a great career for women.

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