Representing nearly half a million construction workers including 73,000 apprentices.
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.
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
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
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
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.