Our blog section contains press releases issued by LECET Southwest, original writings on projects being built by LIUNA members and their contractors and pieces on the activities of LIUNA and their affiliated offices. We also post articles written by some of our friends. Take a look at the latest.  


Skilled Plaster Tenders Are a Benefit to Southern California’s Construction Workforce

Skilled Plaster Tenders Are a Benefit to Southern California’s Construction Workforce Plaster Tender Apprentices Earn Journeyperson Status June 09, 2015 09:00 AM POMONA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Southern California’s construction industry has been improved thanks to the Southern California Plaster Tenders Joint Apprenticeship Committee. At a graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 7th, 25 men earned their journeyman credentials… Read more »


Removing History

Removing History California Engineering Contractors / Silverado Contractors Dismantle the Bay Bridge Beginning in 1936 cars and trains were able to go between San Francisco and Oakland as they never had before. That year, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge was put into service after many years of planning and three years of construction…. Read more »


Resolving Claims and Saving Money

Resolving Claims and Saving Money Alternative Dispute Resolution As a contractor, you are aware that California state law requires every employer to have workers’ compensation insurance in case an employee is injured on the job. In exchange for the premium paid by an employer, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier provides wage replacement and medical benefits… Read more »


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 »