After a hotly contentious summer that saw the NorCal Carpenters Union pitted against the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California (SBCTC) on some critical housing policy proposals, there is finally good news out of Sacramento.
A culture of corruption, cronyism, and retaliation at the San Francisco Department of Public Works has led to at least one prison sentence and rock-bottom morale for hundreds of workers.
In November 2020, San Francisco voters passed Proposition B. Prop B 2020, we’ll call it, amended the city charter to create two oversight boards: the Public Works Commission, to monitor the SF Department of Public Works, and the Sanitation and Streets Commission, to monitor a new and independent Sanitation and Streets department set to launch in 2022.
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in the news lately. But there’s one significant detail that might not have made it through the chatter: This groundbreaking legislation features a number of provisions that will directly benefit building trades workers for years to come.
Meetings between the San Mateo County Building and Construction Trades Council (SMBCTC) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) officials will begin in September to review a decade-old project labor agreement that expires this year. The goal is to establish a new or renewed agreement to cover the next 10 years of development at the airport.
When considering the world of 3D printing and how it relates to the construction industry, it helps to ditch any traditional image that springs to mind when you think about what a printer is.
In July, the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) gained a final ruling as part of the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act to provide pension plan support for millions of union workers and retirees. Under the act, the ARP’s Special Financial Assistance Program is slated to protect millions of workers in multi-employer pension plans who would have otherwise faced significant benefit cuts.
Saturday, July 16, was a warm and sun-drenched weekend afternoon — the ideal midsummer San Francisco day, really — for folks from far and wide to gather for the long-awaited 125th anniversary celebration of the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council.