Posts By: Chad Wright

The Terence J. O’Sullivan Laborers Training Center Graduates 278 Journeymen

The Terence J. O’Sullivan Laborers Training Center Graduates 278 Journeymen Laborer Apprentices Earn Journeyperson Status March 10, 2015 08:00 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northern California’s construction industry has been strengthened, thanks to the Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program of the Laborers Training and Retraining Trust Fund for Northern California (Terence J. O’Sullivan Training Center). In 2014, 278… Read more »

California’s Pothole Penalty is Too High

California’s Pothole Penalty is Too High by Rocco Davis, LIUNA Vice-President and Regional Manager If California’s roads were people, a share of them would have been buried by now and as many would be drawing Social Security. As our state’s governor noted recently, many of our roads were built in the 1950s. They are deteriorating,… Read more »

355 Skilled Construction Laborers Added to Southern California’s Workforce

355 Skilled Construction Laborers Added to Southern California’s Workforce Construction Craft Laborer Apprentices Earn Journeyperson Status January 13, 2015 AZUSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Southern California’s construction industry has been upgraded, thanks to the Laborers’ Training and Retraining Trust of Southern California (The Laborers’ School). On Saturday, January 10th, 355 men and women earned their Journeyperson credentials after… Read more »

Building Water Reliability

Building Water Reliability KSD Constructs the Carlsbad Desalination Project Construction on the Carlsbad Desalination Project is more than two-thirds complete and is scheduled to be finished in late 2015.  As near as that seems, it has taken many years to get to this point. The project was first proposed in 1998 and challenged by more than… Read more »

An Early Start to the Holiday Season

The holiday season started a little earlier this year for the construction industry.  Voters seemed to be in the spirit of giving during the November elections and offered up a lot of reasons to be optimistic about 2015 and beyond. Throughout the three states in our territory (California, Arizona, New Mexico), billions of dollars in bonds… Read more »

The Laborers’ Union Provides $412,000 In College Scholarships

THE LABORERS’ UNION IN CALIFORNIA PROVIDES $412,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS 166 Students Were Awarded Scholarships for 2014 October 1, 2014 Sacramento, CA: The start of college this fall provided a renewed optimism for the sons and daughters of Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) members in California.  166 eligible dependents were awarded partial college… Read more »

Which Way in the Southwest?

Which Way in the Southwest? Which way is construction headed in the Southwest and what can the Laborers do to help? From the valley of 2011, construction employment has been on the rise. In 2013 it was up more than 12% over the lows of 2011 in the three states that LECET Southwest monitors (CA,… Read more »

OAK + BART

OAK + BART Flatiron Builds the Oakland Airport Connector After more than 40 years of discussions, studies, and plans, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) will put a much anticipated missing link of their transportation system into service in the next few months. Uniting BART’s Oakland Coliseum station to the Oakland Airport,… Read more »

Beat the Heat in Summer Construction

Beat the Heat in Summer Construction By the Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America Summer is coming and with it, energy-sapping heat. For construction laborers and others who work outdoors, or who, regardless of the time of year, work in heat-producing environments, heat is not only uncomfortable, but also dangerous. Heat sickens thousands of… Read more »

The Terence J. O’Sullivan Laborers Training Center Graduates 191 Journeymen

The Terence J. O’Sullivan Laborers Training Center Graduates 191 Journeymen Laborer Apprentices Earn Journeyperson Status March 31, 2014  San Ramon, CA: Northern California’s construction industry has been strengthened, thanks to the Laborer Apprenticeship Program of the Laborers Training and Retraining Trust Fund for Northern California (Terence J. O’Sullivan Training Center).  In 2013, 191 men and… Read more »