Los Angeles County

Miramar Hotel Plans All-Union Remake

SANTA MONICA—Plans to modernize the historic Fairmont Miramar hotel—a coveted oceanfront property at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Ocean Ave. on the Santa Monica bluffs—are moving to Coastal Commission approvals after a greenlight from the city late in 2020. … Continue reading

Orange County

Midway City Cleans Up with Trades

WESTMINSTER, CA—Local Building Trades members will have the opportunity to work on a major Midway City Sanitary District project, thanks to an agreement that could mean more union Trades jobs in the future. The district’s Board of Directors on April … Continue reading

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California

Essential Energy Workforce Continues to Power California

As we reflect on 2020, it was quite a year for Californians and the entire nation. We’ve faced an unimaginable pandemic that has changed just about every aspect of our day-to-day life, challenging Californians to adapt as we navigate the … Continue reading

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National

What’s Next for Trades in DC?

WASHINGTON, DC—The Building Trades achieved important victories in the first eight months of the Biden Administration. A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill has passed the Senate and another for $3.5 trillion may be coming. Those were major speaking points of Building … Continue reading

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On the Job

Koreatown Tower Reaches 21 Stories

LOS ANGELES—A new tower is rising above a stretch of Vermont Avenue in Koreatown. The $200 million, 21-story building will house the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services. Due to open in … Continue reading

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Building Trades Action

Support SB 447

Attorney and Building Trades advocate Jerry Neil Paul explains why he supports SB 447 in the California legislature, and why all Trades members should support it: California is one of only five states that allow victims’ pain and suffering damages to … Continue reading

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