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With Unanimous Support, Chris Hannan to Assume the Role of President of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California Today, the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California (“SBCTC”) announced that Chris Hannan has assumed the role of President, representing nearly half a million members of the statewide construction union. Prior to...

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


State Building Trades Introduces and Calls on Lawmakers to Adopt New Residential Workforce Standards

California remains mired in debate over how best to get more housing built in a way that improves the lives of residential construction workers. The debate has drawn many parties into the fray, from developers and housing advocates to labor unions and elected officials, oftentimes pitting frequent allies against one another. The State Building Trades…Read more

Past Columns


Scott Wiener – No on SB 423

Scott Weiner has big plans for California, they just don’t include you. No on SB 423.

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