An elementary school in the Outer Richmond neighborhood is in the final stages of an all-union modernization project covering the entire facility that began in 2018. Lafayette Elementary School is one of several schools that received funding through the San Francisco Unified School District’s Bond Program which set aside nearly $745 million to address the city’s deteriorating school facilities.
An ultra-luxury condominium tower on San Francisco’s Embarcadero will stretch to an impressive 220 feet. Named for its prized location which provides unobstructed views of the Bay Bridge and Ferry Building, One Steuart Lane offers 120 residences within its 20 stories. The property represents one of the last opportunities for new residential construction on the Embarcadero.
Talk to 10 different Building Trades members about their experiences with mentoring in their trade, and one will hear an eclectic collection of stories reflecting the richness of the various crafts, generational differences and changing economic realties. Yet one thing will remain a consistent thread: A robust atmosphere of mentoring on union jobsites is essential to both safety and quality of the work performed. It’s a notion that’s often been on John Christopher’s mind over the years.
Note to aspiring journeymen: you can still learn your trade, but you will need to be adaptable.
As has been the case with many facets of society in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Building Trades ability to run its apprenticeship programs in the usual manner.
While California’s longstanding housing crisis necessitates bold action on the part of politicians to expand the state’s housing supply, the San aFrancisco Building and Construction Trades Council’s leadership has had to ramp up advocacy for the protection of workers who will build that new housing.