This video highlights several high-profile projects using Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) to deliver projects successfully. The projects in this video range from large scale solar farms and rebuilding a San Francisco neighborhood. The PLA process is explained through a series of interviews from the public, private and industry point of view. Runtime: 12:18.
California has funded several programs to help prepare individuals for the rigors of working in the construction industry. Using the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3), these programs help people determine which craft is best for them, and get the physical and lifeskills training they need to get accepted into apprenticeship. The outreach focus may differ—women, formerly…
The bio-pharma industry creates the drugs and medications that heal us when we’re sick; the Building Trades develop a skilled and trained workforce to build the high-tech, clean labs that Pharma needs. See the partnership in action.
In 2003, the longest suspension bridge in the U.S. since the Verrazano Narrows Bridge spanned the Hudson River nearly 40 years before, was completed. History was made when the bridge was named for a construction worker-Al Zampa-who, as an iron worker, had helped construct the original Carquinez Bridge, and had worked on the Golden Gate…
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.
The prevailing wage has been in California law for more than 80 years. This short video, produced by the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, shows how paying prevailing wages supports our cities, counties, and the economy of our state by providing a trained and ready workforce that gets the job done right…
California construction workers explain why voting is important to them. Followed by a personal appeal from California Building Trades Council President Robbie Hunter to get out the vote.
2nd Call, based in Los Angeles, helps people adjust from prison and gang life to holding down a good career in the construction trades. Meet some 2nd Call members and learn more about the challenges they’ve overcome.
The California Building Trades and the Calif. Hospital Association have a great relationship–union members build the facilities that, in turn, benefit them, their families and communities. They earn good wages and must have health care to do the work. Take a look at the partnership.
Learn some of the basic qualities you need to become a construction worker and hear from others why they love the career.
Meet construction apprentices and learn about the benefits of becoming a construction apprentice and how the apprenticeship system works.
In May, 2018, eleven women graduated the construction carpentry/laborer pre-apprenticeship program at the Folsom Women’s Facility. The program, run by Cal-PIA, has the goal of reducing recidivism by providing real job skills and connections to union apprenticeship.
A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) is a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement typically negotiated between a project owner, construction manager or general contractor and an appropriate labor organization, usually an area or State Building and Construction Trades Council for the purposes of advancing the economical and efficient completion of the construction project. That means basic terms…
This video highlights how PLA’s are used to help school districts increase quality and reliability in construction projects by using Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). Runtime: 6:19
The Associated Builders and Contractors (and allied groups) claim to speak for the construction industry, but they’re really a small contractors’ group whose agenda is to promote low wages, bad training and unsafe worksites. Learn the truth before believing their hype.
2014 – In this video, the Sisters of Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 show their skills, dedication to detail and pride in what they do. Runtime 3:20
2014 – This is the final segment of the Presidents Roundtable Discussion at the 2014 Women Building California and the Nation conference. Runtime 8:47
2014 – More than 650 women in the building and construction trade unions electrified Sacramento for their third annual national conference on April 6-7, 2013. Runtime 2:59
2014 – This is the second segment of the Presidents Roundtable Discussion at the 2014 Women Building California and the Nation conference. Runtime 16:28
2014 – Kristi Tuemmler is a crane operator and member of Operating Engineers Local 3 in California. She was the California keynote speaker at the 2014 Women Building California and the Nation conference. Runtime 8:53
2014 – At the 4th Annual Women Building California and the Nation conference, we were honored to hear from two International Presidents (Walter Wise from the Iron Workers, and Ken Rigmaiden from the Painters), as well as Robbie Hunter, from the California Building Trades Council. This Presidents “Roundtable” discussion is moderated by Patti Edwards Devlin,…
2014 – See the efforts being made by area institutions and companies to create a diverse workforce in Cleveland and the impact it has on area tradeswomen. A special thank you to Ted Zbozien for producing the film, and the tradeswomen and diversity advocates featured in the film for sharing your efforts and accomplishments. Runtime…
2014 – Gina Walsh is a 30-year member of the Heat and Frost Insulators Union. She’s also President of the Missouri Building Trades Council, and serves as a Missouri State Senator. She was the national keynote speaker at the 2014 Women Building California and the Nation conference. Runtime 7:56